Historical information

A photo of children at Harelands in the 1960s in the dining room doing their homework, helped by Legatees. 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 children and two legatees in the Harelands dining room.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten caption: 'Homework in the dining room after dinner. One of the men is Legatee Mellor. The boy in the front table is Harold King.'