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Lead the way for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles. 

Have your say, and #leadtheway for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles. 

About the Petition:

As an integral member of the Hellenic-Australian community, Delphi Bank has launched a national Petition to help #leadtheway for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

As the Hellenic-Australian and wider community commemorates 200 years of Hellenic Independence, Delphi Bank is proud to honour our roots and seek justice for the Parthenon Marbles - and invite you to have your say!

Sign the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Petition:

To the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Australia, I the signatory declare as follows, and agree to the accompanying disclaimer:

  1. The Parthenon is a World Heritage monument that embodies the democratic values and spirit inherited from Classical Greece which have shaped western civilisation.

  2. The artistic and sculptural integrity of the Parthenon was severely compromised in 1801 when Lord Elgin and his men began the process of dismantling and removing substantial parts of the Parthenon’s exquisite architectural and sculptural elements when Athens was under Ottoman rule.

  3. The Parthenon Marbles taken by Elgin are currently on display in the British Museum.

  4. The Acropolis Museum in Athens, which was completed in 2009, displays most of the known surviving marbles from the Parthenon in a specifically designed museum gallery within view of the Parthenon and in their proper context.

  5. Despite calls for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles currently in the British Museum, successive British Governments and the British Museum have refused all such requests in respect of this important cultural legacy.

  6. We therefore call upon the British Government to amend the British Museum Act 1963 to allow for the British Museum Trustees to approve requests for the return of items within the museum’s collection.

  7. We also call on the United Kingdom to do all things necessary to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece in order to permanently reunite these marbles and thereby enhance the historic friendship between the United Kingdom and Greece.

Personal Information about you is being collected via this Petition by Delphi Bank, a division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL No. 237879 (Delphi Bank). You can contact Delphi Bank by telephone on 1300 660 550, by email to feedback@bendigoadelaide.com.au or by post at P.O. Box 480, Bendigo, Vic, 3552. By completing this Petition you consent to your Personal Information being collected, stored and used by Delphi Bank including the overseas transfer of your Personal Information to the British Government via its High Commission office in Australia.

You have a right to access the Personal Information that Delphi Bank holds about you, to correct that Personal Information and to make a complaint about our handling of your Personal Information. More information about how to access and correct the Personal Information that we hold about you and how to lodge a complaint relating to our treatment of your Personal Information and (and how we will deal with your complaint) can be found in our privacy policy (available at: https://www.delphibank.com.au/privacy-policy/full-privacy-policy/).

Capitalised terms used in this Disclosure and Consent have the same meaning as given to those terms in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).

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