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Photo - Blamey House

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 7 of the auction sale of Blamey House.
Object Registration
01844
Keywords
residences, blamey house, properties
Historical information
Melbourne Legacy ran three residences for children of deceased servicemen. In the 1980s it was decided to sell the properties as the requirement for care had dwindled. These photos show the auction day at Blamey House, from the street the auction flag and 'For Sale' sign can be seen. The photos show a large group of people watching the auction names are unknown.

Melbourne Legacy ran three residences: Blamey House (purchased 1947) , Stanhope (purchased 1945) and Harelands (purchased 1950), 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. 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.
Significance
The sale of Blamey House was a milestone in the residences history and these photos are from the day of the auction.
Last updated
31 Jul 2020 at 12:36PM