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Book launch: George Petrou OAM

  • When: – 1:30 pm
  • Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free

Event Details

The book The Art of Sacrifice (Big Sky Publishing, 2021) tells George’s personal story – of his commitment to honouring the service of many of Australia’s service personnel, of how this commitment helped him personally through the challenges of chemotherapy, and how his work has touched thousands across Australia and overseas.

The cover of the book

Over 70 portraits, 63 stories, 425 pages and numerous serendipitous moments, George explores the idea of valour, of courage, bravery, and of sacrifice. Using images of the past and stories of today, he connects the past with our present within a unique and powerful environment. This resulting creative act, an adaptive response to the challenging environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a book supported by almost as many decorated connections as it hosts. We’re initially introduced to the idea of sacrifice by our current Governor General, the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC and her excellency Mrs Linda Hurley. General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK CVO MC also authors the foreword.

All profits from the sale of this book go directly to supporting veteran charities.

About Book Fair 2022

This event belongs to the series, Book Fair 2022.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

SERIES DATES: Saturday, 26/11/2022 – Sunday, 27/11/2022

See all Book Fair 2022 published events.

  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Published Works > Book Launch
  • EVENT SERIES Book Fair > Book Fair 2022
  • SERIES DATES Saturday, 26/11/2022 – Sunday, 27/11/2022
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Greek Centre, Mezzanine
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000