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Document, newspaper article - Dux of Her Course - and 21, Too

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Newspaper clipping of a Stanhope junior legatee winning a prize from Pharmacy College.
Object Registration
01831
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 13 March 1963, shows a photo of Heather Thompson. The article mentions that Heather Thompson of Ballarat received a gold medal for coming top of her year at Pharmacy College and also turned 21. She was a junior legatee that stayed at Stanhope while she studied at Pharmacy College.
In the article she mentions that she 'believes she owes some of her success to Legacy, which took care of her additional expenses while she was attending the Pharmacy College.'
Stanhope was supervised by Matron Dorothy (Dorrie) Vines from the time it opened in 1946 till 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 accommodated 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
1963
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 5:34PM