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Jim Claven

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Walking Samos – On the Trail of the Resistance and Liberation of Samos

Recently I wrote of my tour of the beautiful island of Samos and the daring and little-known role of the islanders in the First World War. Today I continue my …

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Remembering the Hellenic Link to Anzac on 11 November

Remembrance Day is the day that we remember all Australians who served in war. It is celebrated on the anniversary of the coming into effect of the armistice that ended …

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HMS Argonaut and the Lost Graveyard of Lemnos

I’ve stood on the southern coast of Lemnos gazing into the calm blue waters of the Aegean which stretch before you. From time immemorial these waters have taken ships to …

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New Research on the Greek Resistance in the Second World War

The popular resistance to the Axis occupation is one of the most important aspects of Greece’s experience of the Second World War. Emerging in northern Greece almost as soon as …

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Lemnos Gallipoli Albert Park memorial defaced by vandals

The famous Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial erected in Albert Park’s Lemnos Square five years ago has been defaced by vandals. The vandals struck last Saturday, 26th September. They used some form …

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On the blue waters of Greece – The Anzac Rowers of Lemnos

Neos Kosmos recently reported the success of the Hellenic rowing team in the European Under-23 Rowing Championships. The story of rowing and a love for the sea has a long …

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George Treloar On-line Commemorative Service a Zooming Success

All of us who organise or take part in public events or celebrations have had to face the challenge of how to maintain involvement in the current circumstances. Those of …

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Celebrating the Greek Revolution – 1821 and the Architectural re-birth of Athens

Next year we celebrate the 1821-31 Greek war for independence and the emergence of modern Greece. Central to the celebrations will be the war itself and Greece’s modern achievements. One …

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Ballarat’s George Treloar Memorial Annual Commemoration replaced by online Zoom event – All Welcome

This year’s George Devine Treloar Memorial annual public commemorative event scheduled to be held on 8 September 2020 has been replaced. This event has been planned as the first of …

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Let’s celebrate Greek culture in 2021!

Next year we will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of modern Greece in March 1821. It provides an opportunity to celebrate and promote the contribution of Hellenic culture to …

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