|Committee member George Petrou with his portrait of Edward "Tiny" Falloon, MM, one of the diggers photographed in "The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt". Photo Jim Claven|
The LOST DIGGERS of VIGNACOURT ...introducing AUSTRALIA’S VALOUR
The event will feature a presentation of the discovery of the intriguing and historically significant photographs, followed by a panel of World War I and Victoria Cross experts:
Keith Payne, VC AM The last living Australian recipient of the original "Imperial" Victoria Cross.
Doug Baird The father of our last and 100th Victoria Cross recipient, Cameron Baird VC MG.
Ross Coulthart Award winning investigative journalist, 60 Minutes reporter, author of The Lost Diggers and Charles Bean books.
Michael Lawriwsky World authority of Australia’s most famous VC, Albert Jacka VC and Shrine Trustee.
Dean Mighell Authority of The Lost Digger and Military Medal winner, Edward ‘Tiny’ Falloon.
Michael C. Madden Award winning author of Broken Falls, and the upcoming new book on the The Victoria Cross Sequence.
George Petrou Acclaimed artist and creator of The Lost Diggers collection.
Brett Macleod Award winning journalist and Channel 9 news reporter. (Master of Ceremonies)
Meet and greet our presenters and special guests along with a private viewing of The Lost Diggers paintings by George Petrou with drinks and canapés, the event will allow for photo opportunities and autographs.
The Victoria Cross Sequence book
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund production of The Victoria Cross Sequence book - a unique fundraising initiative, the production of this significant book will assist those in need of support after serving our country.
All sponsorship funds received will go directly toward the production of a unique biographical account of Australia’s 100 Victoria Cross recipients.
The book will be researched and written by award winning writer, Michael C. Madden.
The Victoria Cross Sequence will be a coffee table style publication printed and bound to a high quality with photographs by Gordon Triall
The production of The Victoria Cross Sequence book is being supported by: • Department of Veteran Affairs • Australian War Memorial • The Shrine of Remembrance • Victoria Cross Trust, UK • Victoria Cross & George Cross Association, UK • Office of Australian War Graves, Canberra.
The RRP on this publication will be $75 - $100
All funds received from the sale of the book will go directly to TPI Victoria Inc. – this is an ongoing fundraising initiative.
For more information on the Book, click here and here.
You can watch a short video on the Book by clicking here.
Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women of Victoria
Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women of Victoria (or TPI Victoria Inc.) was established over 90 years ago to ensure that all returned soldiers who have suffered chronic, permanent or other war caused disabilities are supported and receive the TPI rate – a compensatory payment for those who have negligible earning capacity due to their injuries.
TPI Victoria Inc. receive no government funding and are reliant on membership fees and fundraisers to continue their work.
TPI Victoria Inc. has over 4000 members who rely on their services. The numbers of younger people who need their services is unfortunately growing.
TPI Victoria Inc. provide much needed support for all returned soldiers and their families, advocating on their behalf in regard to entitlements, support, access to fair and reasonable compensation for their wounds, for being injured and in some cases suffering the life long effects of ‘just doing their job’.
“ If it wasn’t for TPI Victoria Inc. I would not have had a father. ” — Son of returned solider
“ TPI Victoria Inc is always there. TPI Volunteers attend Ward 17 on a weekly basis and interact with staff and patients, and is an invaluable service. Over the years donations have been received from the Association and this has enabled the purchase of essential equipment. A friendly face visiting in the Ward by a TPI Representative, a Veteran, who fully understands the patient situation cannot have a value placed on it: it is immense and appreciated by all. ” — Robert Winther OAM JP FRVAHJ Veteran Liaison Officer Austin Health - Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
When: Thursday March 23, 2017 (Morning & Evening shows). Morning show10 am – 12:30 pm; Evening show 5:30 am – 8:30 pm
Where: Box Hill RSL 26-28 Nelson Rd Box Hill
To Book: Tel: 1800 774 900 Web: www.tpivic.com
For those who are passionate about our history and our future this prestigious, once in a lifetime, exclusive event, is not to be missed. Be part of Australian history and support one of the most important not for profit organisations in our country - TPI Victoria Inc.
To download an invite, please click here.
Thanks to George Petrou for sharing this information.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee