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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Off-white foolscap paper photocopy of a typed letter from Enez Domec-Carre to Legatee J.M.L. Clarke
Object Registration
01618
Keywords
girls' classes, enez domec carre
Historical information
Photocopy of a typed letter from Enez Domec-Carre to Legatee J.M.L. Clarke, Chairman of Girls' Classes Committee, tendering her resignation effective from 31st December 1970.
Enez was the supervisor of the girls classes held at Legacy House for many years. She organised many annual demonstrations and was held in high regard by Legacy. The library at Legacy House is named in her honour. See also a newspaper article at 00978 which outlines her achievements, a summary of her career at 00458 and 00129.
She was a former Miss Victoria and was known for her physical education skills and for introducing grace and culture to Melbourne. In 1932 she joined Melbourne Legacy as assistant to Mrs Gilles (wife of a Legatee) later became the chief instructor of girls' physical education until she retired aged 65. In the post World War II baby boom the Legacy evening classes were attended by about 400 girls. She helped organise Legacy Widows and Legatee wives to sew the costumes for performances. Among her proudest moments was a display by 1000 Junior Legatees at the MCG during the 1954 visit of Queen Elizabeth II. As well her work for Legacy she ran physical education, ballroom dancing and debutante preparation classes.
When Made
10/07/1970
Significance
Resignation of Miss Enez Domec-Carre as Chief Instructress of Legacy Girls' Classes after having served Legacy for 36 years.
Inscriptions & Markings
Stamped in purple "CONFIDENTIAL". "COPY TO .... FOR INFORMATION ONLY" and blue handwriting "Executive Officer"
Last updated
25 Jun 2020 at 3:08PM