Emanuel Comino pays tribute to William G Stewart

Emanuel with William G Stewart

Emanuel with William in London, January 2000

"I was very saddened to hear of the death of Mr William G. Stewart, a good friend and great supporter for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Hellas.

I saw his excellent TV presentation on the Marbles campaign that was made for Channel 4 in the late 90's. I then had the privilege of meeting William in London in January 2000 and had long discussions on the campaign together with Graham Binns and Eleni Cubitt from the BCRPM.

We met again in Athens in May 2000 during a 3-day Conference for the Marbles held at the Grand Bretagne Hotel. We spent many hours discussing the campaign, together with William St Clair and the then American Committee chairman for the Parthenon Marbles the late Anthi Poulos and others.

William became a friend and will continue to be regarded as a great campaigner for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles. We are all going to miss his friendliness, enthusiasm for the cause and beautiful smile."

Emanuel Comino, Founder and Chairman

International Organising Committee – Australia – For The Restitution Of The Parthenon Marbles.