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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 5 of the HDC camp in January 1992 and a white paper label.
Object Registration
01798
Keywords
camp, handicapped dependents
Historical information
Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents are invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aim to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp at Somers Camp. These photos are from 1992.
An article in the widows' newsletter in 1992 explains more detail on the 1992 camp. The article mentions that the annual camps run for two weeks at Somers Camp. It is a wonderful gathering of Junior Legatees, Legatees, and dedicated helpers. 50 junior legatees attended this camp (in 1992) with the personal attention almost one-to-one. With ages ranging from 22 to into the 60s, Legacy has to ensure it caters for the differing needs. Legatees headed by Camp Chief, Jim Hammon and Chairman of the Handicapped Dependents Committee, Merv Tickell, were supported by two Camp Co-Ordinators and 50 helpers known as 'leaders'. Many of the leaders are people in the workforce wishing to give something back to the community.
Junior Legatees are organised into groups. They participate in horse-riding, swimming, golfing, strawberry picking, and many other activities.
Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.
When Made
1992
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.
Inscriptions & Markings
Label says 'January is holiday time for Legacy's Junior Legatees. Children aged 7 to 17 join together for a 10 day action packed holiday at Camp Howqua and Legacy's disabled dependants enjoy quality time at Somers Camp. Legatees, members of the Melbourne Legacy Leadership Group and volunteer helpers ensure all have a memorable time.'
Last updated
10 Jun 2020 at 5:35PM