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Open Seminar: Gunner James Zampelis –  The Odyssey of a Hellenic Anzac in WW2
Title:
Open Seminar: Gunner James Zampelis – The Odyssey of a Hellenic Anzac in WW2
When:
11.08.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Lecturer:
Jim Claven
Entry: FREE

Synopsis

Historian Jim Claven will tell the story of Gunner James Zampelis, Australia’s only Anzac of Hellenic heritage to die in the defence of Greece in 1941. The son of Greek migrants from Lefkada, St Kilda-born James represents the multicultural essence of Australia. Mr Claven will recount James’ story from Melbourne to the defence of northern Greece, through the retreat and embarkation to Crete and is death on Crete in May 1941. Mr Claven has recently returned from Greece, following James’ route and will tell of re-newed efforts to honour James’ service in Greece and in Australia.


Bio

A former veterans affairs adviser, Mr Jim Claven is a historian with degreess from Melbourne's Monash University, a freelance writer and Secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee. He has researched the Hellenic link to Australia's Anzac story across world wars, producing many historical articles and leading commemorative tours of Greece's Anzac sites. Last year the Committee erected a new memorial at Albert Park commemorating Lemnos' role in the Gallipoli campaign.

Jim is currently working to produce a major new commemorative publication on Lemnos and Gallipoli. He is an associate member of the RSL Victorian Branch, his grandfather having served in the First World War, as well as being a member of the Battle of Crete and Greek Campaign Commemorative Council. He is recently took part in the commemorative events held on Crete and at Kalamata to mark the 75th anniversary of that campaign.


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Tony Tsourdalakis | Pancretan Association of Melbourne.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.  

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We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

2016 seminar sponsors

Pancretan  Association of Melbourne

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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