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Open Lecture: Australian Nurses in Lemnos (ANZAC Day lecture)
Title:
Open Lecture: Australian Nurses in Lemnos (ANZAC Day lecture)
When:
24.04.2014 19.00 h
Where:
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Dr Kirsty Harris
Entry: Free

Synopsis
‘Too awful for words’: Australian military nurses at Lemnos in 1915 a lecture presented by Dr Kirsty Harris
Australian nurses serving in the Australian Army Nursing Service and the British Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve in 1915 worked on, or transited through, the Aegean island of Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign. This presentation outlines their work and their experiences during the unsuccessful landing on the peninsula.
 
Biography
Dr Kirsty Harris is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.  She was awarded the 2008 C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History for her PhD on the work of Australian women in World War I. Her research interests include the experiences of Empire women at Gallipoli in 1915.

Sponsors

We would like to thank Peter Patisteas for sponsoring this lecture.

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Venue

Venue:
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society   -   Website
Street:
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.

Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.

The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.

Alphington Grammar Koinotika Nea - the Greek Community newsletter Requirements for Greek Citizenship

 

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