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Photo - From Stanhope News

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white photo x 3 of the interior rooms of Stanhope in 1962.
Object Registration
01835
Keywords
stanhope, residences
Historical information
Photos from a book compiled about the Legacy children's residence called Stanhope.
The photos shows three rooms of Stanhope, the study room and two bedrooms.
The photo of the study room is surrounded by the names: Denise Attewell, Susan Knowles, June S., Jill Baker, Colleen, Jacky and Sandra.
One bedroom photo is captioned 'Packing for the holidays' and has the names: Lynn Hall, Jacky Mooney? and Jane Reid?.
The other photo has the names: June S, Gla?? Ring and Jennifer Biffs.
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 01836.
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.
A newspaper clipping at 01823 mentions the routine of the house including that the girls sleep in large airy bedrooms which they look after themselves. They generally do their own washing and ironing. There is a well equiped sewing room where they can make their own clothes. There is a radio and television and piano though between 7 and 9pm is quiet study time. A legacy member attended for dinner most evenings and the girls do their own washing up. They can cook in the kitchen if they wish. There is staff of an assistant matron, a cook and two housemaids. Girls have picnics and outings arranged and three or four times a year they have informal dances at Stanhope.
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
1962
Significance
An example of the interior of Stanhope residence and a glimpse into the life of the girls that lived there.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten caption in blue fountain pen of the girls' names.
Last updated
24 Jun 2020 at 5:34PM