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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Colour photo x 4 of a tug of war in the city square for Legacy Week in 1992 and a white paper label.
Object Registration
legacy promotion, legacy week, ron barassi
Historical information
A tug of war held in Melbourne City Square to promote Legacy Week in 1992. The note mentions it was a Legacy team against a media team. Ron Barassi can be seen at the end of the rope of the Legacy team. The note also mentions a widow who jumped in to help, Mrs Amy Chandler (lady in navy blue). The judge appears to be Sir Weary Dunlop. Another photo shows a staff member (Susie Howard?) and radio personalities also competing - possibly the Fox FM crew that helped in other events.
Ron Barassi was a Legacy boy after his father died at Tobruk in 1941. He helped promote Legacy in many ways and at many events over many years. See also 00759 and 00996.
A record of some important personalities giving their time to promote Legacy in 1992.
Inscriptions & Markings
Label says 'Fun the city square when a tug-of-war competition was held between a Legacy team headed by Ron Barassi, versus a celebrity team. Media and sporting personalities took part. Legacy Widow Mrs Amy Chandler leapt to action when she thought the Legacy team needed a little help.'
Last updated
6 Jul 2020 at 3:57PM