Jim Claven

Life

Never Again – Remembering the Holocaust in Greece – A Book Review

The story of the Holocaust in the Second World War is one of the most terrible and heart-rending events in the 20th century. The murder of six million civilians purely …

Life

Melbourne artist honours patriotic Cypriot-Australian boy 100 years on

Renowned Cypriot-Australian artist and graphic designer George Petrou has honoured a little-known story of patriotism and tragedy from 100 years ago – the story of Hector Vasyli. Hector Vasyli was …

Features

The mysterious beacon of Lemnos – and its Australian connection

Two years ago my research revealed the location of the Australian Pier on Lemnos, a pier that was originally erected by Australian soldiers in 1915 and which stands to this …

Life

On this Anzac Day… Let’s remember the medical staff at Lemnos and Salonika in WWI

While we are all coping with the current coronavirus crisis and the lockdown, we all rightly thank those brave medical staff who are working everyday to treat those of us …

Features

Lemnos comes to the aid of Australians … again

The name of Lemnos has again been emblazoned on the front pages of Australia’s major newspapers recently. This week saw the town of Lemnos, outside the north-eastern Victorian city of …

Features

Greece’s Anzac Trail comes to Corinth

Members of Melbourne’s Pankorinthian community came together at Fairfield’s new Hellenic hotspot, Nikos Cakes and Café, to view their contribution to building Greece’s Anzac Trail. On show were two new …

News

South Oakleigh College to join Lemnos Gallipoli Sister-School Program

It has been a few years now since the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee established its program of linking schools in Australia with those in Greece to create international connection and …

Features

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 …

Life

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 …

News

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 …