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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 18 April 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015 13 FEATURE Anzac events Australia: April 25: 4.00 am: Dawn services around the country 8.30 am: Victoria: Hellenic RSL to participate in Melbourne Anzac Day march 1.30 pm: Hellenic RSL members to gather at club house, 14 A Ferris Place, South Melbourne Athens: April 25: 11.00 am: Official Australian Government Anzac Day commemorative event in Greece at the Athens Military Cemetery (Phaleron Commonwealth War Graves). 8.00 pm: War Museum lecture + documentary, speeches and commemorative ceremony held by the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee and the Australian Embassy in Athens. The lecture will be about the role that Lemnos played in the Gallipoli campaign and will include a video especially produced by the Hellenic Ministry of Defence on this topic. Lemnos: During the three days of events the Mudros Cultural Centre, the Portianou Cultural Centre and the Portianou Traditional and Folklore Museum will be open for the public. The museums and archaeological sites will also be open for visitors. April 17: 6.00 pm: Memorial and wreath-laying service at Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery The ceremony will include the unveiling of memorial plaque ‘Sister Nurses in Canada’ by the Ambassador of Canada H.E. Mr Robert W. Peck 7.00 pm: ‘The Role of Sister Nurses in the Battle of Gallipoli’ presentation by Mr Tsotroudis Aristides, researcher and writer on WWI and the Gallipoli campaign at Portianou Cultural Centre Exhibition of photographic material from the archive of the Australian Historian specialized in WWI, Mr Jim Claven at Portianou Cultural Centre April 18: 5.00 pm: Sunset memorial service at Moudros Commonwealth Cemetery and tour 6.50 pm: Parade on the main road of Moudros to Port (Divisions of the Armed Forces, students, the Red Cross - Lemnos Annex, cultural associations, etc.) 7.25 pm: Photographic and Memorabilia Exhibition from 1915, at Mudros Cultural Centre April 19: 10.30 am: Wreath-laying ceremony for Brigadier Stephen Saunders at Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery 11.00 am: Tour of cemetery The ‘Run for Peace’, a ‘race’ to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign. Route is from the Commonwealth War Cemetery of Mudros to Portianou village 11.30 am: Presentation ‘Commemorating Gallipolis's Hellenic Heart - Lemnos 2015’ by historian Jim Claven 11.45 am: Start of a symbolic race for the disabled Lemnos Athletic Team (Route: Palaio Pedino- Portianou village) 2.00 pm: Football game honouring ‘The Spirit of Anzac’ between men of the Australian Navy and the Greek Armed Forces at Kondias 7.00 pm: Buffet reception by the Australian Embassy on board HMAS SUCCESS in Myrina. April 20: 2.30 pm: Memorial and official wreath-laying service at the memorial plaque for the fallen at the Gallipoli campaign and the Australian nurses at Mudros Port. 4.00 pm: ‘The role of the nurses and the support of the Lemnian society to them’ speech by Mr John McLennan, president of Red Cross of NSW at Mudros Cultural Centre - Exhibition of local products and traditional dances from the dance section of the Mudros Cultural Association 4.05 pm: Exhibition of photographs and memorabilia of 1915 by the Cultural Association of Mudros - ‘The ANZACs on Lemnos 1915-2015, A Century - A History’. Presentation of the program by the Gymnasium of Livadohori April 25: 10.00 am: Hellenic RSL (Victorian branch) will host memorial and wreath laying ceremonies at Moudros harbour, Moudros Commonwealth Cemetery and Portianou Commonwealth War Cemetery. Original Anzac paintings on offer Melbourne artist George Petrou has produced vivid oil paintings inspired by the Lemnos Anzac archive A number of original paintings by Melbourne artist and graphic designer Mr George Petrou, related to the Anzac story and the Lemnos connection, are available for purchase. The works are a result of the artist’s own interpretations from the Lemnos Anzac archive, and include a poignant painting of Lance Corporal Albert Jacka on Lemnos in 1915, and Matron Grace Wilson. The works were displayed recently in Melbourne as a part of a photographic exhibition called 'Lemnos and Gallipoli - A Story in Pictures'. Organised and curated by historian and Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee secretary Jim Claven, the exhibition included 40 iconic images from 1915, taken by the diggers themselves. Mr Petrou's paintings gave the exhibition a splash of colour and were very much the crowd favourite at the exhibition. "George has created these stunning artworks, drawing on his interpretation of the Lemnos Anzac archive," Lee Tarlamis, president of the Lemnos Gallopoli Commemmorative Committee says. "They feature some of the famous diggers and nurses who walked on Lemnos, as well as village scenes." Those wishing to purchase the paintings are asked to contact Jim Claven via email firstname.lastname@example.org Lambis Englezos The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee have organised a big event in Athens for Anzac Day. Englezos claims the discovery of 143 digger graves on the Gallipoli peninsula A retired Melbourne schoolteacher who unearthed a mass grave of Australian soldiers in 2008 believes he has found another burial site on the Gallipoli peninsula. Lambis Englezos has spent the past four years investigating what he claims is a mass grave holding 143 Australian soldiers. In 2008, Mr Englezos Matron Grace Wilson. George Petrou, with his portrait of Private Edward ‘Tiny’ Falloon who served on Lemnos in 1915. Lance Corporal Albert Jacka on Lemnos in 1915 discovered the ‘lost Diggers of Fromelles’, uncovering more than 200 soldiers who had been hastily buried during the First World War. The remains were subsequently exhumed and buried properly, despite government resistance. The Fromelles battle in July 1916 is believed to be among the "worst 24 hours" in Australian history, with the official Australian War Memorial listing the fatality number at 5,533. Now, Mr Englezos has revealed to 60 Minutes how he is encountering the same bureaucratic hurdles as the news of the latest discovery unfolds. Mr Englezos received the Order of Australia (AO) for his Fromelles work.
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