Historical information

A suggested speech to be used when a President of Melbourne Legacy attends the inauguration of a widows' club. It includes the installation of the Widows' Club first president. It was written in 1984 and used at the opening of at least three widows' clubs, in Sale, Beaumaris and Camberwell.
Was in a binder of documents that is passed from an outgoing President to the incoming President. It is primarily from the 1930s to 1990s.
Most documents are being catalogued separately.


A record of part of a ceremony used to start a new Widows' Club.

Physical description

Yellow A4 paper x 1 page with black type of a speech to open a Widows' Club used in 1984.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten note on bottom 'Ceremony proposed by L/Trebilcock. Used by JCD. First used at Sale, March 84; then Beaumaris 25/6/84; Camberwell 28/10/84.'