Historical information

A photo of Harelands in the 1960s. Harelands was a residence run by Melbourne Legacy to take care of children whose fathers were deceased 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 education.
Harelands generally looked after children up to the age of 14. Harelands was built in the Queen Anne style and is now heritage listed.


A record of the residence called Harelands.

Physical description

Black and white photo of three girls in a Harelands bedroom.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten note with the photo gives the children's names, Lee Overs, Barbara Lewis and Janne Hanley.