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Document, newspaper article - Border District sport personality dies.

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Newspaper clipping of a junior legatee passing away.
Object Registration
01836
Keywords
stanhope, junior legatee, residences
Historical information
A newspaper clipping from a book compiled about the Legacy children's residence called Stanhope.
The newspaper clipping from 17 July 1984, shows a photo of Ian Barker. The article mentions that Ian was from Albury and Legacy assisted Ian in his pharmacy studies - most likely by providing a place at a Legacy residence.
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.
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
1964
Significance
A record of a junior legatee being successful in his business and sporting life and the matron keeping a clipping from the newspaper about his death. It shows there was continued interest in the life of the junior legatees after they left the residences.
Last updated
24 Jun 2020 at 5:19PM