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Photo, Olive Tree 1973

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white photo x 3 of a tree planting at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Size
255 x 175 mm
Object Registration
00442
Keywords
golden jubilee, tree planting
Historical information
A photo of the planting of the Olive Tree of Peace in the Western Lawn of the Shrine of Remembrance in 1973. Pencil inscription on reverse says "Frank Doolan planting the commemorative 'Lone Pine' tree for Legacy. Beside him is Geoff Handbury, ___ President and Sir Ed Herring, Sir Fred Schenger (?), Kevin (?), Col Rex Hall, George Cowan. It is to be noted that it was not a lone pine but an olive tree that was planted.
Also a photo of Frank Doolan standing by the tree he has just planted. 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 (see also item 00441).
When Made
1973
Significance
A record of events to commemorate the golden jubilee of Legacy.
Inscriptions & Markings
00442.1 Pencil inscription, some illegible
00442.2 Stamped "This Photograph is the compliments of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Victoria. Please acknowledge / Photo: Michael Cheshire" in black ink.
Last updated
26 Sep 2019 at 10:03PM