Historical information

A photo of a large group of teenage boys and men from Big Camp, January 1970. Big camp was for older Junior Legatees. This is a large group, approx 27 boys and 7 adults. Another item at 00427 also is labelled as 1970.
Melbourne Legacy provided camps for junior legatees - the children of deceased servicemen. It started with outings to the property of Legacy founder, Legatee Stan Savige, who had a place in Balnarring. Permanent camp buildings were built and with an association with Lord Somers (Governor of Victoria) it was called Somers Camp. The camps gave the children an opportunity of a summer beach holiday with other Legacy children.


A record of camps being run for Junior Legatees.

Physical description

Black and white photo of Legatees and senior boys at Big Camp 1970.

Inscriptions & markings

Front of photo has typed text over the photo: "Big Camp Jan 10 - 17 1970". On reverse "D / Legacy" written in blue pen.