The Consulate General of Greece and the Joint Committee for the Commemoration of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign, 

kindly invite you to a public flag raising and star ceremony where we will solemnly commemorate


The 77th Anniversary of OXI (NO) DAY 1940

and the gallantry and sacrifice of more than 34,000 Anzacs who served with distinction in the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign.


Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017 Venue: Northern Steps of the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South

Time: Ceremony will commence 4pm sharp and conclude 5pm 

Keynote Speaker: Mr Brad Manera, Senior Historian | Curator | Anzac Memorial


This is also the last public event of Consul-General Dr Stavros Kyrimis organized by the Consulate of Greece.


James graduated from University of New South Wales having completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce in 1986. James commenced his practice in Kogarah in 1992 and laid the foundations for the current firm.

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Dr Maria Hill is a military historian and an expert on the Greek and Crete campaigns. She has an Honours, Masters and PhD in History from the University of New South Wales. Her PhD study was undertaken at the Australian Defence Force Academy @ UNSW.

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Nick Janes, Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW

Con Kambourakis, Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW

Bill Kotsovolos, Greek Sub-Branch of the RSL

Margaret McInroy, New Zealand Sub-Branch of RSL

Retired Colonel Graham Fleeton, Defence Reserves Association (NSW)

Matt Walsh, Military Police Association of Australia

Andrew Petrakis, Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand