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Document - Fifty Years On (H32)

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

White foolscap paper with black type x 5 pages, a summary of Legacy's history written in 1973 and a response from the Public Relations Committee dated 2 February 1973.
Object Registration
history, golden jubilee
Historical information
A document written in 1973 with a summary of the first fifty years of Legacy.
The note from the Public Relations Committee mentions this document 'Fifty Years On' and 'In the beginning', both written by Legatee Armstrong were a fine contribution to the Annual Report in 1973, and were being sent to the printers. (In the beginning is at 01505).
L/ Armstrong mentions the committees and the order they were created in.
1) Comradeship Committee: 'this is the driving force of Legacy. The spirit of Legacy is Service and the body of Legacy is Comradeship, - the comradeship of men who suffered privations and pain, faced death and disaster together, was the inspiration and source of Legacy'.
2) Policy and Programme: Legacy began as a Luncheon club and has remained so ever since.
3) Unemployment.
4) Public Affairs
5) Deceased Soldiers' Children's Welfare: It directed and controlled all the Club's work with and for the Children. The precursor of JLC.
6) Problem cases
7) Advisory
8) Girls Classes: with the success of the boys classes there was a demand for something for the girls.
He mentions the fight to build the Shrine. Also the rooms in Market street were rented in 1932 after years of meeting at houses and in restaurants. In 1937 they hired Jack Barnes as Secretary and Employment officer (he had to resign as a legatee to be in a paid role). December 1949 Ivan Layton was appointed as Executive Director.
The notation H32 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.
When Made
A summary of the first fifty years of Legacy written in its 50 anniversary year by Legatee Brian Armstrong.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten H32 in red pen.
Last updated
16 May 2020 at 4:33PM