Jim Claven

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Road to Remembrance: Vale Bill Rudd – WWII veteran, hero and survivor

Many Australians – and many in the Australian Hellenic community – were saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Rudd OAM. Bill was just short of his 102nd birthday …

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Shrine Honours Lemnos with tree and plaque dedication – and Melbourne’s Shrine guard to go to Lemnos

This week saw a dedicated crowd gathered on a beautiful summer’s day at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance gardens to witness the formal dedication of a tree and the unveiling of …

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Indian subcontinent connection to Lemnos and Gallipoli on display in Thessaloniki

The recent 84th Thessaloniki International Trade Fair was the location for a special exhibition by the Hellenic Ministry of National Defence, recognising the role of troops from the Indian sub-continent …

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Australia’s Hellenes honour humanitarian George Treloar with new memorial in Ballarat

The cold wintry morning in Ballarat was not enough to deter the more than 200 who made the journey to the city to witness the unveiling of the magnificent new …

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Greece’s refugee helper George Treloar honoured in Ballarat

Major George Devine Treloar, the Leaque of Nations Refugee Commissioner in Thrace and Macedonia in the wake of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, has been inducted into the Legends of his …

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Lemnos and Gallipoli remembered at Lemnos Square, Albert Park

Despite being a cold and windy morning, close to a hundred attendees gathered at Melbourne’s very own Lemnos Square with its unique Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial, for the fourth annual commemoration …

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Archaeologist Petros Themelis gives Australians a glimpse into Ancient Messene and beyond

What a privilege it was for all who were able to attend any of the recent functions and presentations held during the recent visit of Professor Petros Themelis to Melbourne. …

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An evening with Lis Johnson, sculptor of the George Treloar memorial

More than seventy supporters of Ballarat’s new memorial statue to post-WW1 refugee helper Major George Treloar Devine gathered at Yarraville’s Eleni’s Kitchen & Bar last week to celebrate another milestone. …

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Anzac Day: Lemnos’ Role Remembered in Greece and Australia

Lemnos’ important role in Australia’s Anzac story was again part of the annual commemorations of the Gallipoli campaign held in Greece and Australia. The events on the Northern Aegean island …

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Lemnos’ Gallipoli Campaign Commemorative Services for April 2019 announced

The Regional Government Authorities on Lemnos have advised Melbourne’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee of their plans for this year’s commemorations of the Gallipoli campaign on the island. Each year the …