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Georges River Council to unveil ANZAC memorial with links to Lemnos


Georges River Council is inviting the community to attend the unveiling of an ANZAC commemorative statue and plaque in Kogarah Town Square on Saturday 4 March 2017.

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said the statue seeks to honour the incredible courage, bravery and sacrifice of ANZAC soldiers and Australian nurses during the battle for Gallipoli.

“The memorial also acknowledges the vital role the people of Greece, particularly those from the Greek island of Lemnos, played in supporting our personnel during that time,” said Mr Rayner.

The memorial’s placement within the Kogarah Town Square is fittingly placed in direct sight of the Greek Orthodox Church and adjacent to the St George Hospital.

The memorial is intended to highlight the significance of the Greek support and the sacrifice made by Australian nurses in the campaign.

Mr Rayner said the statue itself is an impressive and poignant work of art which really highlights the dedication of the Australian nurses who attended the ANZAC soldiers in the face of crippling circumstances.

“The work was created by Georges River Council’s first Artist in Residence, sculptor Takis Kozokos, and we hope that the community will join us for the unveiling,” he added.

Design and construction of the statue was made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

When:            10.30am – 11.30am, Saturday 4 March 2017
Where:           Kogarah Town Square, Derby Street, Kogarah NSW 2217

For more information phone Council on 9330 6400.

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