Sydney-siders are flocking to Parthenon Sculptures talk by renowned barrister Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson Who Owns History

Registrations to the Geoffrey Robertson book launch tomorrow Saturday 5 June 2021 at the Governors Centre, Moore Park, Sydney, have exceeded expectations according to organisers.

Event organisers have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the launch where Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC will be presenting his book ‘Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure’.

Attending the event will be many Australian and Greek community leaders and officials including Mr David Hill and Mr George Vardas, Chairman and Vice President respectively of the Australians for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures, Stergitsa Zamagias-Hill, CEO of the Hellenic Initiative Australia, Mrs Liana Vertzayias, President of the Hellenic Lyceum Sydney, Mr Christos Karras, Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Mrs Kathy Valis, President of the Athenian Association of NSW Inc, Mr Bill Skandalakis, President of AHEPA NSW Inc, and Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Chair of Modern Greek Department, University of Sydney, Sydney, amongst others.

Mr James Tsolakis, Secretary of the Athenian Association of NSW will be opening the proceedings followed by Mr David Hill who will briefly speak about the case for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures and introduce Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC for his talk on "Who Owns History?"

Proceedings will be concluded by Mr George Vardas, after which Mr Robertson will sign copies of his book, available for purchase at the event.


There are only limited seats available, as such organisers encourage those interested in attending to register at:

The event is organised by the Athenian Association of NSW and Australians for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures with the significant contribution of John Lefas and the Lefas Humanitas Foundation, a not-for-profit Luxembourg Corporation engaged in philanthropic, educational and cultural activities which also funded and distributed the Greek edition of Robertson’s book “Who Owns History?”

The event is supported by AHEPA NSWOrama Communications and media sponsor Greek City Times.

“Who Owns History” evolved out of a memorandum of advice that Geoffrey Robertson QC, together with lawyer Amal Clooney and the late Professor Norman Palmer, delivered to the Greek Government in 2015 regarding the “Elgin Marbles’’ and how they could be repatriated from the British Museum, an institution described by the author as the “world’s largest receivers of stolen property”.

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Amal Clooney, David Hill, and Geoffrey Robertson in Athens 2014, to advise the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon sculptures from Britain


Organisers expect a full house on the day for this much anticipated cultural event and although entry is free, those interested in attending must register at:

Date and time

Sat, June 5, 2021

5:30pm Arrival for a 6:00pm Start

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The Governors Centre. Sydney Girls High School.

558 Cleveland Street

Moore Park, NSW 2021

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