Document, brochure - The Fundamentals of Legacy (H65)
From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria
- Brochure on white paper with black type x 8 pages about The Fundamentals of Legacy.
- history, speech
- The Fundamentals of Legacy was a paper offered to the Fortieth Annual Conference of the Legacy Clubs of Australia, held in Ballarat from 7th to 10th November 1968, by the Sydney Legacy Club. It was presented by Legatee Daniel S. Aarons, past president of the Legacy Club of Sydney (1946-47). By resolution of the Conference it was printed by Legacy Co-ordinating Council for distribution upon their request to Legacy Clubs.
The first part of the brochure examines birth of Legacy growing from the seeds of comradeship that were sown in war service. Comradeship from the deep friendship forged in war time. The second part examines the personal service that is fundamental to Legacy. It includes a story of burial after a fierce battle at Pozieres in August 1916 where the writer witnessed a mate pledge to the deceased "don't worry, our friends, we will look after your widows and children".
The final words of the of the brochure. "Legacy is a magnificent monument whose foundations made from everlasting materials, Mateship, Comradeship, and Friendship. The edifice upon that foundation was erected by the dedicated, personal service of a mere few thousand Legatees of whom it may truly be said, that,
Never in the history of social service
Has so much been done for so many
By so few."
The notation H65 in blue pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.
- Dominion Press (Maker)
- A record of speech at a Legacy Conference being reprinted for distribution among Legacy Clubs.
- Handwritten H65/1 in blue pen.
- 7 May 2020 at 9:26AM