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Photo, Exercise Classes

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white photo of four older women sitting in chairs doing light exercises.
Size
215 x 165 cm
Object Registration
00252
Keywords
widows
Historical information
From 1928 until the 1980s, Melbourne Legacy ran an excellent exercise program for its widows. Classes were held weekly at Legacy House and there was often a waiting list for the water classes, which had both swimming instruction and water exercises. Some of the class members were in their 90s, many just learning to swim.

When Made
1988
Made By
The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd. (Maker), Neil Newitt (Maker)
Significance
A record of activities provided for Legacy widows.
Inscriptions & Markings
Stamped on the back: "Jul 15 3 29 AM '88", "COPYRIGHT / This photograph may not be / reproduced with permission / in writing from the / Pictoral Dept. of "The Age" / 250 Spencer Street, Melbourne, / Victoria, 3001, Australia"
Taped to the back: " PHOTOGRAPHER: NEIL NEWITT DATE: 15/7/88 DEPT: FOR E.G. / SENIOR CITIZENS (WOMEN ONLY) AT / "AEROBICS" AT LEGACY HOUSE / STORY DAVID BRUCE."
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