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Document, newsletter - Legacy Newsletter (For the members of the Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club)

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black typed newsletter x 23 editions from 1970 to 1973, No 59 to 82, each edition 4 foolscap pages.
No 59, 13 February 1970, 4 pages
No 60, 23 April 1970, 4 pages
No 61, 3 June 1970, 4 pages
No 62, 30 July 1970, 4 pages
No 63, 10 September 1970, 4 pages
No 64, 15 October 1970, 4 pages
No 65, 27 November 1970, 2 pages plus 2 pages of Firewood Application Form
No 66, 7 April 1971, 4 pages
No 67, 1 June 1971, 4 pages
No 68, 26 July 1971, 4 pages
No 69, 30 September 1971, 4 pages
No 70, 25 November 1971, 4 pages
No 71 18 February 1972, 4 pages
No 72, 19 April 1972, 4 pages
No 73, 15 June 1972, 4 pages
No 75, 9 October 1972, 4 pages
No 76, 17 November 1972, 4 pages
No 77, 19 February 1972, 4 pages
No 78, 12 April 1973, 4 pages
No 79, 12 June 1973, 4 pages
No 80, 10 August 1973, 4 pages plus a 2 page supplement from President Handbury on the 50th Anniversary events.
No 81, 8 October 1973, 6 pages
No 82, 20th November 1973, 6 pages
Size
310 x 210 mm
Object Registration
01220
Keywords
newsletter
Historical information
Early examples of Melbourne Legacy Club newsletters, covering the activities of Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club. Information includes a notice from the Chairman of the Widows' Committee, dates of meetings, possible day trips and theatre outings, and cruises. The ladies were welcome to attend monthly meetings, card afternoons, indoor bowls competitions, outings and tours, plus the annual fete and Christmas concert. The Widows Club Chairman was L/- R.P.F. Goddard and later L/- B Harding and the editor was Mrs B.E. Shepard, Social Worker.
The October 1972 edition mentions it was the 75th edition, and mentions it was started in 1960, previously there had been a quarterly magazine 'which had a limited distribution' and they wished to increase circulation to the increasing number of widows.
The October 1973 edition has a supplement that includes text of a Legacy week television message given by the HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The November 1973 edition mentions a Message of Loyalty that was sent to the Queen. Also a Dafydd Lewis Scholarship that was available for a boy to attend tertiary level of education (though it specified NOT available for Arts, Education, Music or Theology courses).
The page from October 1973 shows some of the day trips and tours available (such as to New Zealand for $499). Also the new pension rates in the 1973/74 budget. The first edition of the newsletter was in 1960, previously there had been a quarterly magazine but the distribution was limited, they changed to a 4 page newsletter format to reach more of the widows.
The newsletter was priced at 2c a copy. The price of theatre tickets was $3.
Various pages of interest have been added to show different news items. Other editions haven't been scanned.
When Made
1970 to 1973
Significance
Brings to life the activities provided for the widows and the work of Melbourne Legacy in the early years.
Last updated
11 Sep 2019 at 9:28PM