Document - The History of the Footscray/Sunshine Branch
From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria
- White A4 paper, black type
- 297 x 210 mm, 14 pages
- footscray sunshine history
- This history was put together by Legatee Ron Crosbie, branch secretary 1959-1963, 1968-1974 and 1995-1999. Appendix 4 gives an account of where the information was sourced from.
This short history deails the formation until the branch combined with the Williamstown/Werribee branch to form The Western Branch. In quite some detail Ron Crosbie describes the gathering together of several Legatees to form the new branch. Also the change in priorities to be addressed as the years passed - the widows grew older, their needs changed, their children grew up and left school to be apprenticed, tertiary studies or other work.
Details of members inducted, office bearers, activities to help widows and families, fund raising and not to forget, some good stories are all accounted for in this history and the appendices.
- A thorough account of the work of Legacy and Legatees and the support of many Legatees wives at branch level. This account was typical of "Legacy at Work" amongst the branches.
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