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Document - The Shrine of Remembrance - A Melbourne Legacy Club Memorial

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
White A4 paper with black type written as a circular to Legacy members to outline Legacy's impact in the building the Shrine.
Size
297 x 210 mm
Object Registration
01183
Keywords
memorial
Historical information
After the first world war there was a decision made to create a memorial. Legatees were involved in the process at various times and capacities. In particular Legatee Kemsley was vocal when the idea of the St Kilda Road site, which was favoured early on, was overturned and in 1926 there was pressure to change to a "provision of square" and Cenotaph at the intersection of Spring and Bourke Streets.
Legacy Clubs voiced their opposition to this proposal by passing a resolution "That the Melbourne Legacy Club, representative of the returned soldiers in business in this city, whilst welcoming the Anzac Square Scheme as a city improvement, cannot support it as a War Memorial scheme and affirms its support for the Shrine of Remembrance in the Domain as the only War Memorial worthy of Victoria's unparalleled efforts in the Great War."
The document was in a file with other documents concerning the Shrine and it's history (01181 - 01190).
Significance
A record of the events that led to the construction of the Shrine of Remembrance as noted by a Legatee. There was an effort to record historical events for the "Archive Committee" which collected this and other documents relating to the Shrine together in a file (see items 01181 - 01190)
Last updated
15 Apr 2019 at 2:32PM