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2017 Award

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                                                                                 Photo Credit: Balacan Bektaş


The Friends of Gallipoli award system was instituted in 2015 to recognise persons who contribute significantly to the extending and deepening of relationship between the peoples of Turkey and Australia. This year’s recipient of the Award was Dr Ross Bastiaan AM RFD who has been instrumental since 1990 of placing bronze plaques at Gallipoli Anzac Sector battlefield. He has also provided his services free of charge for the AE2 Michael Williams plaques placed at Dunkeld and to be placed at Belemedik in Turkey. The awarding of the Certificate to Dr Bastiaan is shown below as well as the photos from the occasion at an event at the Memorial on 20 December 2017. Friends of Gallipoli Inc. congratulates Dr Bastiaan for winning the 2017 award.