Historical information

A photo of the Olive Tree of Peace planted by Legacy in the Western Lawn of the Shrine of Remembrance in 1973. The plaque reads "1923 1973 / This olive tree symbolising peace marks fifty years of Legacy service to the widows of ex-servicemen and their children."
1973 was the Golden Jubilee year of Legacy
Another photo showing members of Legacy and officials standing near the newly planted olive tree. Another copy of this photo had the following inscription on the reverse: 'Silver (sic) anniversary of Melb Legacy at Shrine 1973 / Frank Doolan has just planted the tree and is shaking hands with President Handbury. In the group / Dame Mary Herring / Norton Doig? / Sir Fred Schenger / Don Simonson / George Cowan (Chairman Coordinating Committee / with Anne / and myself Kemsley
The photos came from a Legacy envelope marked "P1" in red pen, with assorted photos of major events such as 1973 Federal Conference, 1983 Morwell, 1973 Legacy march Anzac Day, 50 year celebration inclusion in Anzac Day March, with authority of RSL (some are items 00440 to 0442).


A record of events to commemorate the golden jubilee of Legacy.

Physical description

Black and white photo x 2 of an olive tree planted at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten 'The Olive Tree of Peace planted on the Western lawn of the Shrine of Remembrance 1973', written in blue pen. Stamped 'Compliments of Ministry of Tourism Government of Victoria, please acknowledge Michael Cheshire' in black ink.