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Photo, Widows function - Widows Outdoor Concert 1994

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Colour photo x 7 of widows at a concert in Fitzroy Gardens and an article in The Answer.
Object Registration
widows, concert, answer
Historical information
A regular event for the widows was a concert in Fitzroy gardens performed by the Police Band. Usually held in March each year. The police horse Gendarme was a regular favourite and his horse float can be seen in the background.
These photos show the widows enjoying the music and performers. President of the Melbourne Widows Club Irene Noll is seen in the first photo in floral top and black skirt. Legatees Geoff Swan and Charles Munnerley are standing by the microphone as Legatee Eddie Jowett reads something. Legatee Jowett regularly hosted and sang at monthly concerts at Legacy House. An article in the Answer in June 1994 shows Irene Noll at the concert in the same clothes so the date is assumed to be 1994. (Though it could also be 1992 which was when Legatee Geoff Swan was president).
When Made
A record of regular events for widows to attend and enjoy together.
Last updated
7 Aug 2020 at 4:55PM