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Document, certificate - Junior Legacy Club

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Buff colour Junior Legacy membership certificate with black printing.
Size
250 x 205 mm
Object Registration
01717
Keywords
junior legatee
Historical information
A Junior Legacy Certificate presented to Valma Wigg on 12 July 1940.
The text says 'During the Great War many men offered themselves for Service in the Forces of the Empire. To assist the children of those who fell, or who have died since, the Melbourne Legacy Club was formed. The Children of deceased sailors and soldiers constitute the Junior Legacy Club.'
It was part of a collection of Legacy items from Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg), a former junior legatee. Valma was accepted into Junior Legacy club in 1940 when she was about 10 years old.
When Made
1940
Significance
An example of the formality surrounding enrolment into Junior Legacy.
Inscriptions & Markings
Typed 'Valma Wigg' and '12.7.1940' and signed in black ink.
Last updated
19 Feb 2020 at 4:27PM