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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo of a 10th anniversary celebration for the Home and Hospital Visiting Group.
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
01398
Keywords
widows
Historical information
A photo from a 10th anniversary of the Home and Hospital Visiting Group of the Melbourne Legacy widows' club. The photo shows Kath Mitchell, Vera Paydon and Valerie Parr (left to right) cutting the anniversary cake. The visiting group was formed to visit women in hospital or their homes or nursing homes. They met every third Wednesday at Legacy House. The photo was featured in the November 1991 issue of The Answer.
In the 1990s Legacy was supported by generous donations from Fergusson Plarre Bakehouse with cakes often donated for the annual fete. This cake could have been donated. It was in a folder of photos from 1993.
When Made
1991
Significance
A record of the importance of the widows clubs as a social outlet for the widows, and their desire to help each other, that their 10th anniversary was celebrated. There were many clubs throughout Melbourne that meet regularly.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten on reverse '66%' in red pen which meant it was reduced to be published in a newsletter.
Last updated
13 Aug 2019 at 9:48PM