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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 2 of a widow visiting another in a nursing home.
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
00905
Keywords
widows, answer
Historical information
Widows would often volunteer to visit other widows in hospital. Here Vi Scales is visiting Maeve Kirchert, a patient at Azalea Lodge, Dandenong. The photo was featured in the November 1991 issue of the Widows' Newsletter (later called The Answer). It promoted the Home and Hospital Visiting Group and their amazing work visiting other widows.
The Melbourne Home and Hospital Visiting Group that met every 3rd Wednesday in the 1990s (and possibly for many other years) as shown in the clipping from The Answer newsletter in December 1994.
When Made
1991
Significance
A record of widows actively looking after each other. Visitors were rostered via their Widows' Clubs to look in on each other.
Inscriptions & Markings
Paper label stuck to back, typed in black: 'Dandenong Legacy Widows Hospital Visitor Mrs Vi Scales with Mrs Maeve Kirchert a patient at "Azalea Lodge" 42 Langhorne St, Dandenong.
Last updated
1 Jul 2019 at 2:51PM