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Document, newspaper article - Congratulations on Both Hands

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Newspaper clipping of the graduation of a junior legatee from Stanhope from nursing training.
Object Registration
01828
Keywords
stanhope, junior legatee
Historical information
A newspaper clipping from a book compiled about the Legacy children's residence called Stanhope.
The newspaper clipping from 3 May 1960, shows a photo of nursing graduates. The article mentions that Gael Henneberry from Malmsbury, was also the winner of the CL Forrest Trust prize as well as graduating from Royal Melbourne Hospital. She also announced her engagement to Peter Barden of Gilgandra.
Writing next to the clipping mentions they were married 9 March 1960.
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
1960
Significance
A record of a Stanhope girl being successful in her studies 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 5:27PM