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White Flower Project

White Flower Project

"The White Tower Melbourne" is a multi-faceted community project, which when finished will be gifted to the City of Melbourne on Sunday 27 November 2016 during the Festival at the 32nd Anniversary celebrations of the Sister City relationship between Melbourne and Thessaloniki at Federation Square.

The project consists of the construction of a replica of “The White Tower”, Thessaloniki’s most famous landmark, which will be covered with white flowers. These flowers will be crocheted (we have already began) by members of the Greek community and the broader Australian community. As Ms Christina Despoteris noted in her speech on Sunday 14th August, here we invite all community groups to participate. The crochet marathon has already began and we need to reach eight thousand flowers by the start of November.

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Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial

Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial

Inaugural Annual Commemorative Service

11am Saturday, 13th August 2016

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee (LGCC) organised the Annual Commemorative Service at Foote Street Reserve in Albert Park, part of the City of Port Phillip, the place where young Australians left for Gallipoli more than 100 years ago. The spot at Foote St. Reserve is for ever marked with the wonderful sculpture by Peter Corlett OAM, the renowned Melbourne sculptor who has designed a number of other ANZAC sculptures. The sculpture mainly serves as a memorial to the 130 Australian nurses who served at Lemnos in WWI and the sixty thousand ANZAC soldiers who were cared for at Lemnos during that period.

Thessaloniki Association "The White Tower" was also there supporting this wonderful initiative which exemplifies the ties between Greece and Australia, among a large number of other organisations which lay wreaths of respect to those who fought in the line of duty, for freedom and justice, in another land and another time. Thessaloniki Association was represented by the Public Relations Officer Mr Iakovos Garivaldis OAM.

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