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The ANZAC Memorial commemorates the role of Australian nurses and the relationship between Australia and the Greek Island of Lemnos during World War One.

The memorial incorporates two primary components, they being a large bronze plaque detailing Australia’s World War One relationship with Lemnos, accompanied by a bronze sculpture of an Australian nurse in the nursing uniform of the time. The bronze sculpture of an Australian nurse of the era is 1 1/4 life size and standing upright adjacent to the marble plinth mounted plaque‚ÄčThe sculpture of a free standing nurse and plaque serves to strengthen the relevance of the memorial to the St George Hospital and medical precinct.

Funding of $60000 for the memorial was provided by the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program in 2014.

The statue commemorates the contribution of Australian nurses and Greek support during World War One, marking the 102nd year since Australian nurses arrived in Lemnos in 1915. Moudras was occupied by Allied Forces on 23 February 1915 in preparation for the attack on Gallipolli, also serving as a hospital base for the Allied Forces. Lemnos now houses three cemeteries - the Portianos Military Cemetery, the East Moudros Military Cemetery, and the West Moudros Cemetery. On October 30, 1918, the Armistice of Moudros was signed marking the end in hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.

Location

Address:Belgrave Street, Town Square, between Belgrave Street & O`Keefes Lane, Kogarah, 2217
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.965189
Long: 151.133181
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Takis Kozokos (statue) Dr Ross Bastiaan (plaque)
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 4th March, 2017
Source: DVA, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au