|Nurses arriving on Lemnos, August 1915. Photo AW Savage, State Library of NSW|
Lee Tarlamis, our President, on behalf of our Committee congratulates Kogarah Council, the Lemnos 1915 committee in Sydney and all involved in bringing this project to reality. We know how much dedication and work this would have required.
If you can make it to Sydney for the unveiling you will be welcome.
The following event information has been provided by Nick Andriotakis BE (Hons),
Secretary, Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete & The Greek Campaign. Thank you Nick.
We look forward to seeing this new memorial commemorating Greece's connection to Australia's Anzac tradition.
"One of the foundation stones of the Greek Australian relationship is the island of Lemnos. This is where the Australian Nurses tended to the wounded Gallipoli Anzacs and alas some 250 of them did not make it and are buried on Lemnos .
Georges River Council is inviting the community to attend the unveiling of an ANZAC commemorative statue and plaque in Kogarah Town Square on Saturday 4 March 2017. This statue seeks to honour the incredible courage, bravery and sacrifice of ANZAC soldiers and Australian nurses during the battle for Gallipoli. The memorial also acknowledges the vital role the people of Greece, particularly those from the Greek island of Lemnos who supported the Anzacs .
The memorial’s placement within the Kogarah Town Square, is fittingly placed in direct sight of the Greek Orthodox Church and adjacent to the St George Hospital.
The work was created by Georges River Council’s first Artist in Residence, sculptor Takis Kozokos, and the council invites the community to witness the unveiling.
Design and construction of the statue was made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
Please consider taking your families to this important event . I look forward to see you on the day .
When: 10.30am – 11.30am, Saturday 4 March 2017
Where: Kogarah Town Square, Derby Street, Kogarah NSW 2217
For more information phone Council on 9330 6400."
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee