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Photo, Somers Camp - HDC Camp

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white proof sheet of photos taken at a HDC at Somers.
Object Registration
01846
Keywords
junior legatee outing, handicapped dependents, hdc
Historical information
Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aim to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp at Somers Camp. The date of these photos are not known.
An article in the widows' newsletter in 1992 explains more detail on the 1992 camp. The article mentions that the annual camps run for two weeks at Somers Camp. It is a wonderful gathering of Junior Legatees, Legatees, and dedicated helpers. 50 junior legatees attended the 1992 camp with the personal attention almost one-to-one. With ages ranging from 22 to into the 60s, Legacy has to ensure it caters for the differing needs.
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.
Last updated
3 Aug 2020 at 11:11AM