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Document, memoir - Wisdom Days

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
1 x pdf document, colour and black & white
33 x jpeg images, colour and black & white
Size
15.81 MB, 56 - 1,938 KB
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Object Registration
00785
Keywords
memoir
Historical information
As a teenager in the 1950s Alison Wisdom was a resident for seven years at both Stanhope and Holmbush Legacy hostels in Burke Road, Kew. She has compiled a website and written a book about her extended family in which her own experiences are described. Alison's brother, Stephen Kerry Wisdom, also lived at the hostels, as well as her eventual husband, Graeme Ball, and she describes their lives as Legacy children very fondly with many photographs.
Significance
This is a rare and well researched account which describes the residences from a child's point of view, The information and photographs give a valuable insight into the running of the hostels, the lives of the beneficiaries and effect of the efforts of so many Legatees.
Last updated
27 Sep 2019 at 3:05PM