A monument in Brisbane commemorates the Lebanese people who have settled in Australia.
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El Emigrante: A monument commemorates the Lebanese people who have settled in Australia,a project was prepared by the the Heritage and Culture affairs committee of the WLCU headed by Antoine Ghanem.
100 Wickham Street, Centenary Square, Brisbane, 4000
Actual Monument Dedication Date:
Sunday 21st February, 2010
“I am the descendant of a that built.. Byblos, and Tyre and Sidon, and Antioch, and now I am here to build with you and with a will…”
In honour of the early Lebanese settlers who, 140 years ago, established a presence in this country, sewing the bonds of loyalty, friendship and hard work. We thank you Australia
World Lebanese Cultural Union INGO associated with the DPI of the UN
Left Side Inscription
Stefan Antonie Ackerie
Charlie Karam & family
Alex & Rania Alexander
Michel & Evette Kayrouz
Antoine Mehsen Barakat
Ghazi Faisal Merheb
Antoine & Adrienne Ghanem
George & Nadim Sckaf
This statue was unveiled in Brisbane by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman on 21st February 2010 in presence of :
Lebanese Tourism Minister : Mr. Fadi Aboud
Lebanese Culture Minister : Mr. Salim Warde
World President of the WLCU : Mr. EId Chedrawi
World Secretary General of the WLCU : Dr. Nick Kahwaji
Organized by the Culture and Heritage Affairs Committee (WLCU)
WLCU Qld. Inc
Chairman : Mr. Antoine Ghanem
Secretary : Mr. Michel Ghaleb
Treasurer : Dr. Rania Alexander
Right Side Inscription
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