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Document, certificate - Presidents' [sic] Certificate

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Rectangular in shape, clear glass, cardboard fawn coloured border, certificate white cardboard, black metal frame. Back, brown paper, brass coloured hanging wire.
Size
340 x 230 x 12 mm
Object Registration
00506
Keywords
service award
Historical information
Lt-Colonel J.H.P. Eller was the second President of the Melbourne Legacy Club and followed H.E Cohen, the Foundation President. Eller's year of office was devoted chiefly to the consolidation of membership and is notable as a period when new ideas regarding the Club's future began to be entertained. The principle of "Preference to Returned Soldiers" and finding employment for them was no longer so important and it was recognised that a wider meaning might be given to the term "Legacy" by the undertaking of active work amongst the children of deceased soldiers. (Blatchford, Claude. 'Legacy: the story of the Melbourne Legacy Club'. Melbourne, W.D. Joynt, 1932. p.22)
Significance
Presented to Peter Eller in recognition of his presidential service, a tradition which has continued to the present day for all retiring presidents.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Melbourne Legacy Club, Presidents' [sic] certificate, J.H.Peter Eller, Year of Office 1924-1925
In commemoration of your service to Legacy, more especially in the office of president, this Certificate is presented with the sincere regard and thanks of fellow Legatees."
Thomas W. White President
Frank J. Doolan Secretary
Written in black ink. Legacy badge at top centre.
Last updated
20 Feb 2019 at 9:32AM