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Film - The Legacy Story

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Blue metal canister and film on a spool labelled as The Legacy Story.
The 16mm film runs for 10 mins 41 secs.
Size
Canister 190 mm Dia ; Spool 178 mm Dia ; Length 404 feet.
Object Registration
00071
Historical information
16 mm Black and white film with sound produced by Southern Cross Films, Perth. It begins with archival film from WWII, explains the meaning and symbolism of the Legacy badge,and shows young girls taking the Legacy oath. There were 1900 orphans in W. Australia and the film explains the origins of Legacy. Perth Legacy's Board of Management is shown and care of children - health and fitness - is explained. Also shown are the January seaside camp activities, annual Christmas picnic with 1000 guests, and a Legatee visiting one of his families with helpful advice. Craig House, Perth Legacy's co-ed residence is featured, followed by the annual presentation of debutantes. 10 mins 41 sec.
Significance
A visual record of life in the 1950s and the huge number of children to have lost their father in WWII. The commitment of Legacy to giving them a better childhood and the amount of work done by Legatees is impressive.
Inscriptions & Markings
Canister lid exterior, Label, HERSCHELLES FILM LABORATORIES, East Melbourne, Australia SUBJECT, “THE LEGACY STORY’, copy, length 404’ reel no.
Canister base exterior, Label from Legacy Club Melbourne. 45 Market St, Melbourne, C.1. Typed label say '16mm Sound film of Perth Legacy's Activities. Purchased by Melbourne Legacy with Perth Legacy's permission and with authority of L/tee Morrie Tonkin and Board of Management of Melbourne Legacy. June 1965. I.E.L.'
Last updated
22 Jan 2020 at 3:31PM