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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 27 April 2019
COMMUNITY 8 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Evzones agreed to alter their pace in order to accompany the Australian soldiers during the parade, and marched alongside them to commemorate the role of the soldiers of Crete and Greece. “I would like to extend an extraordinary warm welcome to the representatives of the Hellenic Presidential Guard who are with us,” said South Australian Premier Steven Marshall. PHOTO KATHY POULIOS Evzones marched in Adelaide on Anzac Day THEODORA MAIOS Standing tall and proud, the 12 soldiers of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, and their Lieutenant General, Head of the Military Office of the Briefs GALLIPOLI ARREST A Syrian national, suspected of planning an attack during Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli was arrested on Wednesday in nearby Tekirdag. Turkish nationals, even drivers and tour guides, were banned from attending commemorations as a security measure. SERIAL KILLER Army captain Nikos Metaxas, aged 35, has confessed to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in an abandoned mine shaft in Cyprus. DNA confirmation identified the first woman to be found as slain Filipina housemaid Mary Rose Tiburcio, aged 38. Her body was naked, bound and wrapped in a white sheet. The confessed killer told police that he also disposed of the victim’s young daughter, Sierra Graze Seucalliuc, by dumping her at Xiliatos reservoir, eight miles west of Mitseros. Filipina Arian Palanas Lozano, aged 28, who had last been seen on 21 July 2018 was also found in the mine, near Nicosia. Metaxas also confessed to murdering Romanian national Livia Florentina Bunea, aged 36, and her eight-year-old daughter Elena Natalia in September 2016. He told police that one of the bodies was buried in the village of Orounda. It is now believed that the Cypriot soldier, who went by the name Orestes, may have killed more than 30 women, as well as at least two children. AMAZING DISCOVERY The Greek Culture Ministry announced the discovery of an “exceptionally important” Early Bronze Age settlement on the islet of Daskalio off the coast of Keros, a Cycladic island. The discovery was made during the Keros-Naxos Seaways research programme – a fouryear project being conducted by the British School at Athens and the University of Cambridge under the direction of Colin Renfrew and Michael Boyd. President of the Hellenic Republic, were welcomed in Adelaide by Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, who held a private reception in their honour. Unlike previous years, Adelaide was the only Australian state to be graced with the presence of Evzones as part of Anzac services. They agreed to alter their pace in order to accompany the Australian soldiers during the parade around the streets of Adelaide, and marched alongside them to commemorate the role of the soldiers of Crete and Greece. Their presence casts light on soldiers referred to as the 'forgotten Anzacs' and honours the relationship between Greece and Australia. The Presidential Guard will remain in Adelaide until 1 May, attending numerous events, including participa- tion in this year's Greek Orthodox Easter Celebrations. The Evzones' visit to Adelaide was made possible thanks to the generous support of SA's local Greek community. Greek veterans honoured in Melbourne Greek veterans who fought in wars with Greece and Australia marched under the banner of the Hellenic RSL in Melbourne on Thursday, accompanied by family members and students of Oakleigh Grammar school. Following the parade, veterans gathered at the Hellenic RSL Memorial Hall in South Melbourne for lunch. Steve Kyritsis, President of the Hellenic RSL, took the podium to remind guests of the contribution that Greeks have made to the Australian war efforts in Korea, Vietnam, Iran and Afghanistan. There were Greeks fighting with the Australian army in WW1, and others helping Australian nationals. "We are the only ethnicity to have offered so much. Australia knows this and we should be proud," Mr Kyritsis said. During the event, Konstandinos Kontossis, a veteran from Korea, was offered a certificate for his 50-year membership with the RSL. Greek veterans, family members and students from Oakleigh Grammar marched in the Anzac Day parade that took place in Melbourne on Thursday. Lemnos at Gallipoli The Northern Aegean Island of Lemnos' important role in Australia's Anzac story was commemorated with events both in Greece and Australia. LEMNOS Events on Lemnos were organised by the Northern Aegean Regional Government and the Municipality of Lemnos on 20 April. Hundreds took part from near and far, with the Australian participation led by Mr Andrea Biggi, acting Australian Ambassador to Greece. Other Diplomatic representatives included those from New Zealand, Canada and Pakistan, as well as the Hellenic Parliament, military and religious representatives as well as local community organisations Federal MP for Hotham, has gifted the photograph to the RSL. An estimated The Lemnos Nurses Photograph, with from left Mr Doug Pendergast, Ms Clare O’Neil MP for Hotham and Mr Jim Claven, along with our “Lemnos Nurses”. PHOTO: JIM CLAVEN 2019 and schools such as the local Red Cross. OAKLEIGH The Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL made Lemnos the feature of its annual Anzac Day service with the unveiling of a beautifully framed copy of one of the most iconic photographs from the Aegean island's role in Gallipoli. Ms Clare O'Neil, local 1,500 people took part in the RSL's Dawn Service conducted at the cenotaph in Drummond Street, Oakleigh. The photograph depicts the arrival of Australian nurses of the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, led by Matron Grace Wilson, in August 1915. It shows them lined up on the shores of Moudros Bay, with the hospitals' Scottish bagpiper, Warrant Officer Archibald Monk, a migrant from the Island of Benbecula, about to march into the hospital site. The photograph was taken by the hospital’s photographer Albert Savage and is held by the State Library of NSW.
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