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Photo, portrait - Major-General Sir John Gellibrand K.C.B.,D.S.O. & Bar.

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Wooden framed black and white photograph of Major-General Gellibrand in uniform.
Size
450 x 370 x 30 mm
Object Registration
00005
Keywords
john gellibrand, portrait
Historical information
Photo of Major-General Sir John Gellibrand taken in uniform. He established the Hobart Remembrance Club in 1923, which was an instant success. Gellibrand wrote to Stanley Savige who had been Gellibrand’s Staff Captain and suggested he should do something similar in Melbourne.
Significance
Of national significance as Gellibrand is considered to have influenced Stanley Savige to commence the process to form Melbourne Legacy in September 1923. The first Legacy Club formed in Australia.
Inscriptions & Markings
Major-General Sir John Gellibrand K.C.B.,D.S.O. & Bar.
Founder - Hobart Remembrance Club - 1923
Inspired the formation of a similar Club in Melbourne
Last updated
16 Apr 2020 at 4:03PM