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

Panos Apostolou
Published on
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 15:45
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4 min 25 sec

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. 

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