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Document, newspaper article - Ballet 'Snowman'

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Newspaper clipping of a snowman costume from a demonstration in 1959.
Object Registration
stanhope, annual demonstration, girls' classes
Historical information
A newspaper clipping from a book compiled about the Legacy children's residence called Stanhope.
The newspaper clipping shows a photo of junior legatee girls in costumes with a snowman costume. Writing next to the clipping shows the name of one of the girls is Pauline Hodges and the date was the 1959 Demonstration.
Stanhope was supervised by Matron Dorothy (Dorrie) Vines from the time it opened in 1946 until it closed. It is possible she compiled this notebook as she is referred to as 'self' in one photo.
Individual pages of photos or newspaper clippings have been added separately. Items 01817 to 01834.
Blamey House (purchased 1947) , Stanhope (purchased 1945) and Harelands (purchased 1950) were residences run by Melbourne Legacy to take care of children whose fathers were servicemen, and who may have been left orphans, or whose mother may have been unable to care for them herself, or they needed to stay in Melbourne for further education.
Harelands accomodated boys and girls under the age of 14, Blamey House looked after boys over 14, and Stanhope looked after girls over 14. The children were cared for until they were old enough to become independent.
When Made
A record of a Stanhope girl performing at the annual demonstration and the matron keeping a clipping from the newspaper. It shows how important the girls' successes were for the staff at Stanhope.
Last updated
24 Jun 2020 at 5:32PM