Gallipoli Cruise
Special Guests

Former Governors General of Australia and New Zealand will pay tribute to 100 years of ANZAC tradition aboard AZAMARA Journey on the Gallipoli-2015 cruise.

The Right Reverend the Honourable Dr Peter Hollingworth and The Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand have served their respective nations through noteworthy careers, community commitment and appointments of the highest calling. Both will join the Gallipoli-2015 cruise and commemorate 100 years of ANZAC in the waters where the spirit itself was forged.

These honoured guests join exemplary shipboard company and will make an important contribution to Anzac Day centennial commemorations onboard AZAMARA Journey.

This voyage will also play host to world-renowned New Zealand soprano, Dame Malvina Major, and Dr Zavod will accompany Dame Malvina Major in her performances. Respected Gallipoli experts, including curator and historian, Brad Manera, and author Dr John Basarin. Highlights include a minute-by-minute re-enactment of the ANZAC voyage from Lemnos to Gallipoli and a solemn dedication where Australia’s E-class submarine the HMAS AE2 submarine lies in the Sea of Marmara.

Former Governors General, Peter Hollingworth and Anand Satyanand will be keynote speakers, representing Australia and New Zealand respectively at the Rotary Gallipoli 2015 Peace Conference being held in Istanbul on 18 April 2015, prior to joining the AZAMARA cruise. The theme of the Conference which is being organised by Turkish Rotarians is: “Promoting peace building through showcasing the friendship which developed between Turkey, Australia and New Zealand following the tragic campaign of Gallipoli in 1915”. Gallipoli-2015 is proud to be one of the major sponsors of the Peace Conference and welcomes the contributions of Dr Peter Hollingworth and Sir Anand Satyanand during the proceedings. For Rotary International, this Conference will be an important step in the formulation of peace related initiatives in an Istanbul Declaration which will be promulgated to coincide with the occasion. It is hoped that the location of historic Istanbul, where Asia and Europe come face to face, will be an inspiration for Rotary principles of Peace and Conflict Resolution and that the proposed Declaration will be influential in many parts of the world. This would be in keeping with the tragic Gallipoli campaign having become a platform for peace and friendship developed between Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

The Right Reverend the Honourable Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE

The Right Reverend the Honourable Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE

Dr Peter Hollingworth graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (1958), a Licentiate of Theology (1960), a Diploma of Social Studies (1970), a Master of Arts in Social Work (1979) and a Doctorate of Letters Lambeth 2001. He also has been conferred with honorary doctorates from six Australian universities.

His first appointment was Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s North Melbourne 1960; he then became Chaplain to the Brotherhood of St Laurence where he served for 25 years, eventually as Executive Director.

Having also served as a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne he was made Bishop in the Inner City in 1985 and was elected Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane in 1989, overseeing several major reforms in the Diocese over the next 11 years.

Dr Hollingworth was appointed Australian of the Year in 1991, Chairman of the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless National NGO Committee and served on the Centenary of Federation Council eventually as its Chair. In 1998 he was elected as one of Australia’s ‘National Living Treasures’. Dr Hollingworth is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Melbourne and St John’s College Brisbane.

He was sworn in as Australia’s 23rd Governor-General on 29 June 2001.

Since resigning from office in 2003 Dr Hollingworth’s continuing interests include: mentoring disadvantaged young people, working with the homeless, building local community development initiatives and serving on a number of welfare bodies and chairing their boards.

He was recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Melbourne where he is an involved member. He continues to be active as a retired Bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne with Permission to Officiate.

The Right Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand, former Governor General of New Zealand

Sir Anand SatyanandDr Carol Scott will present about the ancient city of Troy on the 2015 Gallipoli cruise

Sir Anand was sworn in as New Zealand's 19th Governor-General in August 2006 and served in that office until 2011. He was New Zealand's first Governor-General with Indian and Pacific family linkages. Born and raised in Auckland, he went to University qualifying in law and spending periods of time in legal practice, as a District Court Judge and as an Ombudsman before the Vice Regal appointment. He has maintained throughout his life a number of community, professional and sporting associations.

At present, he is Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation, the people’s organisation counterpart of the Commonwealth Secretariat, based in London ,necessitating duties there two or three times each year. He has accepted a range of appointments in New Zealand, such as being a Visiting Fellow at the University of Auckland Law School, and trustee of Richmond, one of New Zealand’s larger mental health services delivery organisations. Alongside this he has continued membership of the Rotary Club of Wellington, in New Zealand’s capital, something also enjoyed by his wife Susan

Over time, he has received a number of awards within New Zealand and further afield. He received a New Zealand Commemoration Medal in 1990 and became a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005. During his time as Governor-General he was knighted and made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order. In 2011 The Rotary Club of Wellington awarded Sir Anand a sapphire pin for his Paul Harris Fellowship and Lady Susan a Paul Harris Fellowship. During that year, he was also recognised with a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the President of India and was made a Member of the Royal Order of the Crown by the King of Tonga. In 2012 he received from the World President of Rotary, the Rotary International Award of Honour. Sir Anand and Lady Susan have three adult children and will shortly have five grandchildren.

Dame Malvina Major, ONZ, GNZM, DBE

Dame Malvina Major

Over an international career, Dame Malvina Major has appeared in 28 principal roles, attained a superb oratorio and concert repertoire along with an impressive discography. The Epic Cruise Dawn Service and Dame Vera Lynn tribute concert feature Dame Malvina’s soaring soprano.

Dr Allan Zavod, World renown pianist

Dr Allan Zavod

Dr Zavod will accompany Dame Malvina Major in her performances as well as having his own segments throughout the tour.

Dr Zavod completed a music degree from the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne in 1969. His talent as a pianist was recognised by Duke Ellington, who arranged for him to study in Boston, USA.

In his career Zavod has collaborated with some well known international musicians such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, George Benson, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa, as well as Australian musicians James Morrison, Kate Ceberano and Judith Durham. He has performed for the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales and several Heads of State.

Dr Zavod's symphonic works have been performed by orchestras in Australia, Europe and the US and as a film composer Zavod has scored over 30 films including a movie with Eric Clapton.

He composed the Environmental Symphony for orchestra, which was performed at the 2010 Banksia Environmental Awards and narrated by Sir Richard Branson.

The University of Melbourne awarded Zavod the Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of his international achievements as a composer. Gallipoli-2015 is proud to have attracted such an international talent to be on the Epic Cruise.