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Fighting for the returning the Parthenon Marbles to Athens

Barrister Jim Mellas (L), Vice President Anastasia Dolkas, Emanuel Comino, NUGAS Education Officer Jordan Moshcovitis, and NUGAS President George Vasilopoulos Source: SBS Greek

National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) hosted an evening with Emanuel Comino AM on the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles, a significant culture issue relevant to Hellenes and Philhellenes throughout the Diaspora.

The chairman and founder of the International Organising Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles in Australia Emanuel Comino AM, gave a passionate speech about the importance of returning the sculptures to the Acropolis Museum in Athens.  

Mr Comino has spent the last 42 years travelling in Australia and the world, presenting lectures and arguing the case for the return of the marbles. 

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 1985 Honours List for his service to the Greek community 

Jim Mellas was the second keynote speaker of the night. Mr Mellas is a barrister, commentator, activist and free speech campaigner dedicated to raising awareness and recognition for the Marbles return. He is notably recognized for his silent protest in June, where the sculptures are on display in the British Museum, and his photo looking at the Caryatid. 

NUGAS members during the event held by NUGAS for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
NUGAS members during the event held by NUGAS for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
SBS Greek

From NUGAS event for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
From NUGAS event for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
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