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Talking Shop: Ballarat in Business and City Life at Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

27 Jun 2019

Curated By

Amy Tsilemanis, Curator, Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

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Object - Donation tin - rectangular tin RVIB wrapper around Blind Babies tin circa 1980s

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal coin collection tin with paper wrap

Historical information

Coin collections have a long and varied history. Coins were often collected in churches in a box located near the entrance/exit, and later via a collection plate that was passed amongst the congregation Funds were used to repair the church or feed the poorest of the parish. The donation of coins is and was considered part of religious life and mentioned in Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts. With the need and expansion of charitable works occurring outside religious life, charity boxes began to spread into hospitals, orphanages and asylums. The need for non-fixed boxes grew with the rise in charities and their activities outside a fixed building. Collection boxes could be large (and therefore hard to move) or could be held by individuals acting as collection agents, working at a specific location, moving between dwellings or at events. In this example, the older Blind Babies tin has been wrapped with a modern RVIB wrapper, which could be used at Carols by Candlelight, White Cane day or other special marketing days.

Inscriptions & Markings

Your Donation Supports the Work of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind RVIB lighthouse logo 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Telephone 9577 3341

Object - Donation tin - round Radio 3RPH circa 1990's

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal coin collection tin with handle and paper wrap

Historical information

Coin collections have a long and varied history. Coins were often collected in churches in a box located near the entrance/exit, and later via a collection plate that was passed amongst the congregation Funds were used to repair the church or feed the poorest of the parish. The donation of coins is and was considered part of religious life and mentioned in Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts. With the need and expansion of charitable works occurring outside religious life, charity boxes began to spread into hospitals, orphanages and asylums. The need for non-fixed boxes grew with the rise in charities and their activities outside a fixed building. Collection boxes could be large (and therefore hard to move) or could be held by individuals acting as collection agents, working at a specific location, moving between dwellings or at events. In this example, the 3RPH tin could be used gathering coins at events such as outside broadcasts or other special marketing days.

Inscriptions & Markings

1170 Radio 3RPH For the print handicapped A service of the Association for the Blind

Dress

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

Cream terylene chiffon dress with all-over daisy appliqués. High band collar with v-shaped scoop at back. Sheer long sleeves with gathered cuffs.

Historical information

This dress belonged to Brighton local Paula Folks, who wore it to her niece's wedding at St John's, Toorak in 1970. It also bears a second connection to Brighton through the label, Elegance, a Flinders Lane fashion house co-owned by Rudy Brill and Brighton resident Robert Salter. Paula was a longtime manager and owner of Pearl's Boutique, a well-known local fashion boutique established by Elsebe Wilhelmine Wills and Pearl Murray in 1965. The two friends had grown up together in Horsham, and decided to go into business together after reading in Fashionweek that women in their thirties, forties, fifties and older had trouble finding young-looking styles. Setting out to fill this gap in the market, they established a store at 240 St Kilda Street, near the Brighton Yacht Club, with Elsebe handled the buying while Pearl fronted the shop. They moved to 40 Church Street, Brighton in 1967. Paula joined the business as a manager in 1968, became a partner in 1971 and took over from the original owners in 1988. When she closed the boutique in 2005, she donated a number of garments to Brighton Historical Society. Reflecting fondly on her 38 years at Pearls, she told The Age, "I have enjoyed all my days here because people are special to me. I love fashion. It's been a pleasure to dress people, to make them look good and feel pleased with themselves."

Inscriptions & Markings

Label: "miss Elegance / TERYLENE".

Object - Donation tin - round RVIB circa 1990's

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal coin collection tin with handle and paper wrap

Historical information

Coin collections have a long and varied history. Coins were often collected in churches in a box located near the entrance/exit, and later via a collection plate that was passed amongst the congregation Funds were used to repair the church or feed the poorest of the parish. The donation of coins is and was considered part of religious life and mentioned in Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts. With the need and expansion of charitable works occurring outside religious life, charity boxes began to spread into hospitals, orphanages and asylums. The need for non-fixed boxes grew with the rise in charities and their activities outside a fixed building. Collection boxes could be large (and therefore hard to move) or could be held by individuals acting as collection agents, working at a specific location, moving between dwellings or at events. In this example, the RVIB tin could be used gathering coins at events such as Carols by Candlelight, White Cane day or other special marketing days.

Inscriptions & Markings

Your Donation Supports the Work of The Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind RVIB lighthouse logo 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Telephone 9529 3544

Object - Commemorative plaque: Fred Bromley

Vision Australia, Kooyong

Grey flecked plastic sign with white lettering

Historical information

"In Memory of the Late FRED BROMLEY First President and Life Member of Narbethong Welfare Association for Visually Handicapped Children and Young Adults Inc 1975-1984. He was made a Life Member in recognition of his tireless services. IN APPRECIATION

Object - Hamish Mackenzie Room sign

Vision Australia, Kooyong

White sign with black lettering

Historical information

Narrow rectangular sign for the 'Hamish Mackenzie Room' on a white plastic base with raised black lettering. Holes have been drilled into each corner for screw attachments. Possibly attached to the building in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hamish Mackenzie Room

Object - W.H. Paterson Hall sign

Vision Australia, Kooyong

White sign with black lettering

Historical information

Narrow rectangular sign for 'W.H. Paterson Hall' on a white plastic base with raised black lettering. Holes have been drilled into each corner for screw attachments. Possibly attached to the building in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

W.H. Paterson Hall

Image - Commemorative plaque: Kozlowski

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 wooden shield with engraved silver plate

Historical information

Wooden shield with a metal plate attached. On the plate is inscribed "In appreciation of Mrs Hilda Kozlowski's gift towards the refurbishment of RVIB's Early Education Room 2002".

Object - Tree of Life plaque

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal plate framed by wood

Historical information

"This 'Tree of Life' is dedicated to the memory of Mercy Dickinson who some thirty years ago had an inspiration to form the Blind & Vision Impaired Pottery Group. Mercy's contribution to the Blind & Vision Impaired Community is symbolised by the tree and it's branches, which are forever blossoming and showing new growth. This Plaque was officially unveiled by the Hon Matt Foley Minister for Employment, Training & Youth and Minister for the Arts. 3rd February 2004"

Inscriptions & Markings

RBF (with braille lettering below) Royal Blind Foundation Queensland "Tree of Life"

Object - Association for the Blind acrylic sign

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 plastic sign with AFB logo

Historical information

In 1994 the Association for the Blind began to use the phrase 'New beginnings' to signify a shift in the way that work was undertaken. Some new signage was created with this in mind, and this sign has 'New beginnings' and the Association for the Blind symbol of a square (filled with horizontal lines crossed by two diagonal lines), in black and blue and a circle in the middle with lines inside it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Association for the Blind New Beginnings

Object - Commemorative plaque: Gordon Lavers

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal plaque attached to wooden board

Historical information

"Thjs collection of Braille Music was presented to the Royal Blind Society of New South Wales by Mrs Ruby Lavers in memory of her husband Gordon Lavers L.R.S.M., A.R.C.O. Director of Music of this Society from 1917 to 1961". Braille music requires a specialised understanding of both musical scores and music Braille notation. This collection materials would have been valuable addition to the Society, where blind musicians often had to learn pieces through memory due to the lack of musical scores transcribed.

Object - National Federation of Blind Citizens of Australia award: Hugh Jeffrey

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 wooden shield with engraved gold plates

Historical information

"National Federation of Blind Citizens of Australia Ltd. NFBCA David Blyth Award 1994. Presented to: Hugh Jeffrey. In appreciation of his outstanding contribution through dedication, tenacity and by example, as a leader of blind people and as an advocate for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to be accorded to blind people everywhere." Gold coloured disk with NFBCA logo is located above the citation, which is written in Braille on the back of the shield.

Object - Guiding Light plate

Vision Australia, Kooyong

1 metal plate with engraving

Historical information

The plaque believed to have been attached to the Guiding Light structure, which was installed at AFB's Brighton office due to the efforts of President Bruce Small. Although removed some years ago, the structure was a symbol used by the Association for the Blind as a visual way to represent it's work within the community.

Inscriptions & Markings

"This Guiding Light symbol of the Association for the Blind was donated by Bruce Small, Esq. Member of Committee 1944-1954. President 1954-1964. Honorary Counsellor 1964-"

Photograph - McMahon's Band (Hillgrove). Winners of the Recent Competition at Tamworth. (Photo by Mr. Angus McNeil)

Victorian Bands' League, Yarraville

Sepia photo mounted on card.

Historical information

Bandmaster Hugh McMahon is noted for conducing the McMahon's Brass Band (Hillgrove Brass Band) from 1892 - 1900. He was a very famous bandmaster and he, and his brothers, were all extremely competent musicians. In 1897 the McMahon's band competed in Tamworth and won the competition. Their closet rival, the Hillgrove Town Band was placed third. Unfortunately the McMahon's Band was wound up in 1900 when the six McMahon brother followed their brother John to the Western Australia goldfields at Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Significance

The photo is remarkable for its condition and completeness. Here we have a photo of 20 bandsmen who have just won a competition dressed in very neat suits. We can also see a distinctive crest on the bass drum and the two trombone players are playing valve trombones. The photo is also significant as it shows one of the two Hillgrove brass bands that were in existence at the time and this was while Hillgrove was a bustling mining town. The six famous McMahon brothers are all in this photo and this would be one of the rare photos of them playing in the one band.

Newspaper Clipping - Borough's devastating display

Greensborough Historical Society, Lower Plenty

News article 1 page, black text.

Historical information

Perhaps for the first time this season, Greensborough flexed it's true muscle on Saturday, thrashing premiership rival North Heidelberg by 98 points in a major semi-final masterclass.

Suit

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

Cream wool ladies suit consisting of a jacket and skirt. Jacket is partially lined with silk, quilted around shoulders. Fastens with four self-covered buttons, one attached to a belt. Two box pleats at front and back, each featuring four decorative self-covered buttons at the waist. Upturned cuffs, each with two buttons. The skirt features a fabric belt and triangular pockets in each side with decorative self-covered buttons. Hook fastenings at side.

Historical information

This ladies suit belonged to an elderly neighbour of the donor, Margot Miller, who lived in Black Street, Brighton in the 1970s. The neighbour had offered Margot a selection of her old clothing, dating from the early 20th century, as she wanted somebody to hold onto and care for the items after she died. Before Margot could take the items the neighbour was moved into a nursing home and, while cleaning out the house, the woman's son took the clothing to the tip with a load of rubbish. Margot happened to see him leave and was able to follow him and retrieve the clothes. They remained in the Miller family for many years; some were worn by Margot's daughters and some were ultimately passed on to others. Based on our research, we believe that the suit's original owner may have been Julia Richards (nee O'Keefe, c. 1882-1976), who lived at 59 Black Street during this time. Born in Ireland, Julia emigrated to Queensland in 1900. She married William Alfred Richards in 1911 and lived with him in Ayr, near Townsville, where they ran a hotel. It is unclear what became of William, but by the mid-1920s Julia and her two children were living in Brighton, where she remained until her death in 1976, aged 94.

Table linen - Table runner

Brighton Historical Society, Brighton

Hand crocheted table runner featuring an interlocking diamond pattern in cream, pale purple and pale yellow. Bordered by pale yellow fringe.

Historical information

This table runner was made by Corporal Herbert Burdekin during the First World War around 1916 while he was recovering from a bullet wound. Herbert joined the 8th (Reserve) Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles) in November 1914 and was deployed to France in April 1915. In July 1916 he received a gunshot wound to the arm and was sent home to England to recover, during which time he crocheted this table runner. He returned to France in early 1917 and was wounded a second time by a gas shell on 23 July 1917. Herbert likely never fully recovered from his exposure to gas during the war. He received a medical discharge in November 1918 due to "debility caused by war service" and died only a few years later in 1922, aged 26. His widow Mary and young daughter Hilda moved to Australia and settled in Brighton, with Mary living at 4 Collins Street until her death in 1966.

Document - Proforma Draft (H47)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 9 pages of a report to President Foskett (1972) in response to his request for information on the early history of Legacy, the author is unknown.

Historical information

TBC The notation H49 in blue pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

TBC

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H47 in blue pen.

Document, article - Violin tells the story of Changi 'The Sun' 1/6/82 (H35)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photocopy on white A4 paper of an article about the Changi violin published in the Sun in 1982 and a copy of a two page letter.

Historical information

An article in the Sun about the donation of the Changi violin to Legacy in 1982. It mentions that the violin was thrown over the fence at Changi prison and Mr Roy Arnel played it for the 3 and half years he was in Changi. When the war ended he went around the camp getting concert party members and friends to sign it. He died in January 1982 and his wife Netta contacted Legacy who had it restored by Roger Lewis. He said many of the parts were not original but had been made for it in prison. The notation H35 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy. The text of the letter to President E J Larkin says: Dear Ed, I attach a press cutting which is self explanatory except that the violin has been given to me on behalf of Legacy by one of may widows - Mrs Arnel. I have discussed with 'Kim' Kemsley and others what we should do with this interesting relic. Kem has endorsed my fear that if it is sent to Canberra no-one will ever see it. The prospective War Museum in Victoria will not be ready for some years and could not handle it. I suggest that is be displayed 'pro?' at Legacy House until it could be passed to the Victorian War Museum. Both Mrs Arnel and Kem agree with this suggestion. I should be glad to make a display cabinet if Legacy agrees to the above suggestion. I shall be glad if you will return the cutting to me in due course. Yours sincerely Roger Westerback (?) 581.

Significance

A record of the donation of the Changi violin to Legacy in 1982.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H35 in red pen.

Document - Exhibition of War Sketches by Lieutenant Daryl Lindsay (H34)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Dark brown cover with cream insert of a sketch of a solider. Coffee coloured pages x 6 with navy text held in place by a bronze colour thread.

Historical information

A programme of an art exhibition of 77 pieces of artwork by Lieutenant Daryl Lindsay in 1919. The Introduction was written by the war correspondent CEW Bean. Mr Lindsay's connection with Legacy is not known but he donated an original of the cover print and a watercolour 'The road to Passchendale' to Legacy in October 1984. At one stage they were in the Comradeship Room. The notation H34 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A soldier put together artwork about World War One and exhibited it in Melbourne in 1919. Later two of his artworks were donated to Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H34 in red pen. Handwritten inside front cover a note added in 1984 about the donation of a original artwork to Legacy.

Document - History (H33)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 6 pages of black type of Frank Meldrums account of Legacy's history dated 6 March 1976.

Historical information

A document written in 1976 by Legatee Frank Meldrum of his account of the start of Legacy. He was responding to a request for information about the history of Legacy that the archive committee was collating. He mentions several key members by name and what they achieved. As with other similar accounts he mentions the original objective was to see diggers placed in employment. When two years later the focus changed to the families 'thanks to Frank Doolan Legacy found its SOUL'. A few other accounts have also used the term 'soul' when referring to Frank's suggestion. It seems many Legatees had been quietly helping families of their comrades; Frank 'said he was helping a widow with two children of an old army mate. It was discovered that several of the Board were doing the same. Stan Savige had taken over the care of his widowed sister and her two boys, whose father whose father had dies at Passchendale. I had a widow with two little ones whose father was one of my best mates at Anzac. He dies of flu virus after returning to Australia. I think eleven members of the Board or Committees were already giving similar service. Frank's proposal caught on immediately. Legacy had found its Soul!' 'Harold Peters started his Hit and Debating Class and I was asked by Stan to find a PT instructor' Frank Meldrum asked for the 'Billy' Williams to helped, and a cobber from Anzac, Louis Vavjanezki, to take on boxing and wrestling classes. 'All committees carried their own expenses amongst themselves - nothing was charged to JLC. Hugh Brain started the Education Committee and was given a donation, I think of $1000 (a heck of a lot in those days) by the Ballieu Bros.' He also mentions 'For the first 5-10 years practically all administrative costs were borne by the members.' 'Stan Savige was, of course a tremendous driving force in all the work for the Juniors. He put on a Christmas Camp at Balnarring on his own property and was Camp Commandant and Camp Cook. Legatee Keith Mitchell helped Frank Meldrum in doing a dental examination of all children in the classes and then Frank did the necessary treatments in his rooms. When it was known they were treating over 400 children and their mums, Syd Birrell then got the board to co-opt two more dentists into the Club and form a Dental Clinic. Syd Birrell also stated a Legal Committee to provide free legal advice. 'Committees quietly vied with each other to give better services to the Juniors and their mums. It was an atmosphere that was unbelievably happy - SERVCE WITHOUT SELF'. He mentions picnics, including one at Grimwade house - photos are at 01382 - where legatees were dressed up. The first demonstration was held in the 'Playhouse, just over Princes Bridge and was a great success.' Aaron Beattie and Mrs Gilles were mentioned. The notation H33 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A summary of the first fifty years of Legacy written by a key founding member.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H33 in red pen and 'from Meldrum' in blue pen on first page. Stamped 'COPY ONLY' in purple ink.

Document - WD Joynt VC Guest Speaker 28/10/52 'Where there is no vision the people perish' (H21)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 paper x 6 pages with black type of a speech by WD Joynt VC.

Historical information

A speech by Legatee Dono Joynt at a Legacy luncheon on 28 October 1952. His talk mentions that 'Harelands' the Club's fourth residence about to be opened. The Club was in need of funds for the next year. He says; 'I am convinced that this Club can FACE anything, and DO ANYTHING and OVERCOME anything, if the members of the Club are STRONG enough in their desire for whatever it is they want to achieve.' which is the theme of his speech. The notation H21 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record of Legatees making recommendations about loyalty and behaviours to install in junior legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H21 in red pen.

Document - Fifty Years On (H32)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 5 pages of summary of Legacy's history written in 1973 and a response from the Public Relations Committee dated 2 February 1973.

Historical information

A document written in 1973 with a summary of the first fifty years of Legacy. The note from the Public Relations Committee mentions this document 'Fifty Years On' and 'In the beginning', both written by Legatee Armstrong were a fine contribution to the Annual Report in 1973, and were being sent to the printers. (In the beginning is at 01505). L/ Armstrong mentions the committees and the order they were created in. 1) Comradeship Committee: 'this is the driving force of Legacy. The spirit of Legacy is Service and the body of Legacy is Comradeship, - the comradeship of men who suffered privations and pain, faced death and disaster together, was the inspiration and source of Legacy'. 2) Policy and Programme: Legacy began as a Luncheon club and has remained so ever since. 3) Unemployment. 4) Public Affairs 5) Deceased Soldiers' Children's Welfare: It directed and controlled all the Club's work with and for the Children. The precursor of JLC. 6) Problem cases 7) Advisory 8) Girls Classes: with the success of the boys classes there was a demand for something for the girls. He mentions the fight to build the Shrine. Also the rooms in Market street were rented in 1932 after years of meeting at houses and in restaurants. In 1937 they hired Jack Barnes as Secretary and Employment officer (he had to resign as a legatee to be in a paid role). December 1949 Ivan Layton was appointed as Executive Director. The notation H32 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A summary of the first fifty years of Legacy written in its 50 anniversary year by Legatee Brian Armstrong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H32 in red pen.

Document - In the Beginning (H31)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 2 pages of summary of Legacy's history written in 1973.

Historical information

A document written in 1973 with a summary of the first few years of Legacy. It relates the story of Legatee Stan Savige being inspired by Major General Sir Gellibrand to start a club in Melbourne with the broad objective to help the further the interests of ex-servicemen (by business reciprocity). Stan Savige had 'within a few weeks had gathered a small band of ex-servicemen, mostly from his old Brigade, and on 25th September 1923 a Club of about 50 members was established in Melbourne. It was given the name of 'Legacy' and its members in due course came to be known as 'Legatees'. ' Two years later the focus changed to the families of departed comrades. In September 1925 'a quiet and experienced Legatee pointed to the Families, now two years older, of their comrades who had not come home, the name and destiny of Legacy, hitherto not fully grasped and with its inner significance of Challenge, Trust and Responsibility, flashed for the first time into full and clear focus and Legacy had, in that realisation, found both its goal and its Soul.' The document is not signed but a file reference on the bottom is 'JHBA:WF 16.1.73" and the note from the Public Relations Committee indicates the author as being Legatee JHB Amstrong (Brian). The note from the Public Relations Committee mentions 'Fifty Years On' and 'In the beginning', both written by Legatee Armstrong were a fine contribution to the Annual Report in 1973, and were being sent to the printers. (Fifty Years On is at 01506). The notation H31 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A summary of the beginnings of Legacy written in its 50 anniversary year by Legatee Brian Armstrong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H31 in red pen. It is dated 16 January 1973 (the 50th Anniversary of Legacy).

Document - 'Forty Years On' Foundation Day address by Past President Brian Armstrong (H30)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 5 pages of an address by Legatee Armstrong on 26 September 1967.

Historical information

In September 1967 Legatee Brian Armstrong gave a speech about the first 40 years of Legacy. He mentions; 'what, in all humility, does our word 'Legacy' conjure up? To each of us, no doubt, something different, according to the the period of our service and our particular interests. To the early ones, many pictures, grave and gay, many voices, two perhaps in particular, both on the brink of a discovery. One, rather triumphant, - 'I've got it, we will call it "Legacy", but we will give instead of take, and look for nothing in return; and two years later, a quiet voice, still with us, thank heaven, "Have you ever through what the dying wish of our cobbers would have been?". This is our link. On the one hand, the still sharp memory of the lost men of Anzac France, Belgium, and the Middle East. One's own private nightmare - the expression in the eyes of the men of one's own Platoon, particularly towards the end, when they were warned for yet another operation. Men who by some miracle had survived twelve and more separate and individual hells between Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux and who knew full well that the Hindenberg Line was yet to come. And then we lucky ones were home again . . . Now here it was, the link, the chance to do something of real personal value, something with a real future. We do not speak a great deal of these things, nor would I do so now if I were not sure that everyone of you who wears this small badge has travelled much the same road. " He mentions the Legacy Diary belonging to Frank Meldrum, from 1925, with records on the start of Legacy. It is believed this diary was one of many documents lost in a fire. He mentions the fire destroyed the home and valuable library of Legatee Jimmy Downing. The notation H30 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A speech given at a Legacy function that has significant information about the first forty years of Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H30 in red pen.

Document - Report of Special Committee (H29)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper x 4 pages about a special committee.

Historical information

A special committee was convened to investigate matters raised by Legate A N Kemsley (Chairman of JLC) in a letter dated 22 January 1948. The committee comprised of Legatees Armstrong (Chairman), Blackall, Brain, Carleton, Kemsley, G Langley, Sheldon, and Vines. The matters were addressed in two groups, Loyalty and Training in Good Citizenship. Loyalty: recommendations included a framed photo of the King and Queen is displayed in all residences and rooms where classes were conducted; that a simple declaration of loyalty be recited as part of classes; that the Union Jack and Australian flag be displayed in all rooms were classes are held (flags would need to be procured as their present stock as 'small and in poor order'; that the offer to borrow items from the UK Information Office about the Royal family be accepted; that Anzac Day and the Shrine of Remembrance be discussed prior to Anzac Day at classes held in March and April; that Junior Legatees be encouraged to attend Legacy Ceremony at the Shrine on Anzac Day. Training in good citizenship: to use the Legacy camps to impress on the juniors aspects of appropriate behaviour and attitudes. The notation H29 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record of Legatees making recommendations about loyalty and behaviours to instil in junior legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H29 in red pen and 'Policy and Objectives' in blue pen.

Document, brochure - Legacy. A Meditation (H28) Being an address delivered to Legacy Club, Melbourne by Dr C H Fitts November 1942

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white brochure made of white paper, folded into a 8 page booklet of an address by Dr Fitts.

Historical information

A brochure printed to capture an address given to the Legacy Club, Melbourne by Dr C H Fitts in 1942. The content appears to be about the term 'legacy'. The fact it was printed means it must have been significant to the Legatees. The notation H28 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record of the speech given to Legatees in 1942 and was significant enough to be printed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten 'H28' in red pen, 'From K J Doolan, 55 Ardie Rd East Malvern' in blue fountain pen.

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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood

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Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch, Ringwood