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Ballarat’s son, Major George Devine Treloar in Lemnos

Many Neos Kosmos readers will be aware of the post-WWI refugee work of Ballarat-born Major George Devine Treloar who helped over 100,000 Christians refugees from Asia Minor resettle in northern …

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Gertrude Munro honoured as the only Australian nurse to die on service in Greece during the First World War

Recently the Australian Embassy in Greece paid tribute to the war service of a nurse from Ballarat, Sister Gertrude Eveyln Munro. In a formal ceremony held at the Allied War …

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Anzac Refuge – Finding Trahila’s Agia Paraskevi Church

Many readers will be aware of the quiet heroism of many Greek civilians during the Second World War in bravely assisting many Allied soldiers who were on the run in …

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Review – ‘The Greatest Escape’, the incredible story of survival in Greece during WWII

It is over 80 years since the Greek campaign of 1941, yet important firsthand accounts of the campaign continue to emerge. One of these is the recently published book The …

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Commemoration of George Treloar and the Asia Minor Catastrophe returns to Ballarat [PHOTOS]

For the first time since the COVID pandemic and despite threatening weather, the annual commemorative service recognizing the work of George Devine Treloar in assisting the Christian refugees fleeing the …

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New Veterans’ Minister visits Melbourne’s Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial

Recently the new Albanese Government Minister for Veterans’, the Hon Matt Keogh MP, paid a visit to Melbourne’s iconic Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial and enjoyed a guide tour and presentation by …

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Finding the Lost WW1 Graveyard of Lemnos

One would think that after one hundred years there was not much more to be found in the history of the Greek Island of Lemnos’ involvement in the Gallipoli campaign …

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John Craxton – Artist, Philhellene and the exhibition of his work at Athens’ Benaki Museum – A review

One of the benefits of re-visiting famous museums or art galleries is the opportunity of catching a significant temporary exhibition. So what a wonderful surprise it was for me to …

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From Smyrna to Thessaloniki – In praise of Eftychia and her ‘Fanos tis Polis’ restaurant

When you travel you have many experiences, opening up and challenging your senses. Some of these are well-known but are experienced for the first time. But I think the best …

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Historic commemoration of WWI Australian nurses held on Lemnos

This month saw a unique event held on the northern Aegean Island of Lemnos. For the first time the landing of the Australian nurses on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign …

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