Historical information

The dinner on Saturday 4 November 1939 was held to celebrate Brigadier Savige's appointment to Command the 17th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd AIF. The menu is included and the order of service with speeches by Sir John Gellibrand and a response by Stan Savige. A copy of both are also in the archive. There are five quotes through menu that sum up common sentiments of Stan Savige. Including 'Leave it to me and my little playmate'; 'This is the tamest fight I've seen - let's liven it up'; 'The only "experience" is trust in God then trial and error.'
Savige's subsequent exploits in WWII are detailed in Chapter 4 of 'There goes a man' by W.B. Russell, which chronicles not only battles fought but also the politics which blighted his command until the end of the war.


An important link to Legatee Stan Savige, the founder of Legacy as well as the famous soldier, at a watershed moment in his life.

Physical description

Cream card with red medal ribbon insert, brown print of a menu and programme to farewell Stan Savige in 1939.

Inscriptions & markings

Signed in pencil by Stan Savige.