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Melbourne Legacy is dedicated to caring for families of Australian Defence Force veterans who have lost their lives or health serving their country. At a time when all may seem lost, Legacy is there to help a family of individual through the tough times and restore their confidence in the future.

This collection will serve as an archive of items representing the history of the Legacy Club of Melbourne and the services that have been provided to the families of veterans by Melbourne Legacy from its inception to the present time.

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GPO Box 4312 Melbourne Vic 3001
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+61 (03) 8626 0500

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293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

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1671 items

1671 items

Document, letter - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Drafts and handwritten notes by Alan Spowers, Chairman of the Biography Committee, dated 30 November 1959 promoting "There goes a Man". Black type or blue ink on white.

Historical information

Once the biography of Sir Stanley Savige had been completed it had to be promoted in order to make the project financially viable; as Chair of the Biography Committee Alan Spowers was responsible for doing so and this item shows his composition of the final letter.

Significance

Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.

Document - Forward Estimates of Numbers of Widows who will be Eligible for Legacy Beneftis.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 paper with black type, 1 page of projections of widow numbers in 1987.

Historical information

This document from 1987 is an estimate of the number of widows to be in the care of Legacy from 1987-1995. Both WW1 and WW2 Widows are included in the study. The projected totals show a marked decline in WW1 Widows and a marked increase in WW2 widows.

Significance

The figures show a dramatic decline in WW1 widows due to ageing, and a marked increase in WW2 widows due to their husbands deaths through ageing,war related injuries. This information would be helpful for planning into the future.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 2 of a Bomber Command statue in London.

Historical information

Photos taken in London of a statue of a war hero commemorated for his work in Bomber Command in World War 2. Possibly taken by a Legatee while on a trip to London. It's likely that some Legatees had served in Bomber Command. There is a wreath and some flowers at the base of the statue so there might have been a service there.

Significance

A record that photos of significant statues and places in London were given to Legacy for the information of other Legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on reverse 'Memorial to "Bomber" Harris, Commander of Bomber Command 1942/45. Dedicated in June 92 in forecourt of St Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London.'

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of the 100th birthday of Mrs Voilet Nelson with L/- Bill Smith and Mrs Smith.

Historical information

Photograph of 100th birthday celebrations for Mrs Nelson in February 1994. She was being visited by Legatee Bill Smith and his wife Betty.

Significance

A record of a widow reaching 100 years of age and Legacy marking the occasion with a visit and flowers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on reverse 'Mrs Violet Nelson with Legatee Bill Smith and his wife Betty, at her 100th birthday. Mrs Nelson was 100 on 11 Feb 1994. She now lives at the "Belvedere" nursing home, Princes hwy, Noble Park' in blue pen.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Legacy boys class talking to a man.

Historical information

A photo of Legacy President Neville visiting group of young legatees at a gymnastics class in Footscray. There are 12 boys, of various ages, in gymnastics gear, some holding books or certificates. Legacy clubs ran classes for junior legatees for many years. It was part of providing for the children of their deceased comrades. The skills they learned were show cased in an annual demonstration usually at the Melbourne Town Hall. It appears to be photo taken professionally, as there are several photos of different classes (see 00862 - 00867) perhaps to record Legacy classes for promotion purposes.

Significance

A record of a way Legacy provided classes for junior legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back 'Footscray'. Stamped '531' in blue ink . Handwritten 'The President (L/. S Neville) L-R David Burn, Wallace Burn, Cyril Burn, John Chapman, Garry Walton, Barry Marks, David Mission, Peter Mildenhall, Doug Walton, Tony Chapman, Ian Ross, Barry Walker' in blue ink.

Document - Advisory, Tradition & History & Archives Committee 11/6/91

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White quarto paper, with black type.

Historical information

Minutes of the committee meeting held, 11/6/1991. Minutes confirm those who attended, apologies and matters discussed at the meeting (Club Luncheon, Bulletin Distribution, 50 year certificates, Guest of Honour). Guest of honour under consideration was Mr Bruce Ruxton O.B.E., President of the Victorian R.S.L. Minutes are unsigned. Three horizontal fold marks indicates this document was to be sent to the recipient by the postal service. Email was not available at the time.

Significance

The existence of the committee evidences Melbourne Legacy's commitment to preserving historical information.

Inscriptions & Markings

Legacy symbol top left hand corner. back of document, L/R.J.Foskett, in black ink.

Photo, Legatee function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of a people at a function.

Historical information

The photo shows a group of people at a dinner table, the menus on the table indicate an official event. Sir Stan Savige is on the far left. The venue, date and names are unknown - there appears to be a cricketer on the menu and may read ' A Toast to England'. (the menu is in the archive TBC when found). The event may be in England due to the photographer's mark.

Significance

TBC

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped with the studio mark for "A & E Bradbury, Photographers, 20 Lonsdale St, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs." in purple ink.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Queen Elizabeth and L/ Joynt and another VC recipient in 1977.

Historical information

Part of a photo album (Cat.No. 01588), showing Donovan Joynt and Queen Elizabeth II reading from a pamphlet he is holding. This is a larger copy of the photograph Cat. No. 01590.1, and records the date of when it was taken as 17 March 1977. Queen Elizabeth visited Melbourne as part of her Silver Jubilee tour of Australia and attended a children's rally in Royal Park wearing this outfit. A crowd of 18,000 people greeted her. Footage of the visit can be seen in National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NSFA-ID 44325). There is no indication of who the veteran on the right was. He is a VC winner and has medals from the second world war. A note on the reverse page mentions a photo in the album of Captain M. Moon V.C with Sir Alfred Kemsley and Colonel Joynt. It was removed by Legatee K.D. Green on 29.9.86 and does not seem to have been returned.

Significance

Part of the collection of material held by Melbourne Legacy on a prominent Australian.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on the back of the photograph in aqua: "Copyright The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd., Melbourne Australia. Not to be reproduced or displayed without written permission." Stamped in purple: "The property of Melbourne Legacy. Please return this correspondence to Executive Officer." Hand written in blue biro: "17-3-77"

Document, newspaper article - Enez Domec-Carre / Epitomised Team Spirit

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photocopy of a newspaper article on Miss Domec-Carre

Historical information

Miss Enez Domec-Carre was the teacher of the girls classes at Legacy. This article was an obituary published in 1998 when she died of a stroke aged 90. She was a former Miss Victoria and was known for her physical education skills and for introducing grace and culture to Melbourne. In 1932 she joined Melbourne Legacy and became the chief instructor of girls' physical education until she retired aged 65. In the post World War II baby boom the Legacy evening classes were attended by about 400 girls. She helped organise Legacy Widows and Legatee wives to sew the costumes for performances. Among her proudest moments was a display by 1000 Junior Legatees at the MCG during the 1954 visit of Queen Elizabeth II. As well her work for Legacy she ran physical education, ballroom dancing and debutante preparation classes in Windsor, Elsternwick, Gardenvale and Geelong. She also held a position on the Board of Studies and as director of physical education in Catholic Schools. Recognition of her work included being awarded an MBE in 1971. And in 1997 she received Legacy's highest award, the title of Guest of Honour, for her years of service. See also Cat.No. 01300. Another copy of this article was found with 'Box 10 / JL12' in blue pen. This was part of an archive project JL standing for Junior Legacy items.

Significance

A snapshot of the life of Enez Domec-Carre who was a huge influence in the life of Junior Legatee girls who attended Legacy classes.

Photo, Legacy Appeal 1988

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 10 of public launch of Legacy Week in 1988.

Historical information

A photo of Professor Geoffrey Blainey speaking at a the public launch of Legacy Week at the ANZ Pavilion at the Victorian Arts Centre. The date is 23 August 1988. Also a photo of John Lady and Terry Hawksley. The attached label says: " Melbourne Legacy held its first official public launch - a luncheon for Melbourne's leading business community at the ANZ Pavilion at the Victorian Arts Centre to highlight 'Legacy Week'. Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AO, addressed the guests and was joined by Legacy's 1988 personality, Australia's first under 4 minute miler, John Lady." They were in a folio of photos from 1988. (see also 001042 to 01049) From Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Norman Blainey AC, FAHA, FASSA (born 11 March 1930) is an Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience. Biographer Geoffrey Bolton argues that he has played multiple roles as an Australian historian: He first came to prominence in the 1950s as a pioneer in the neglected field of Australian business history....He produced during the 1960s and 1970s a number of surveys of Australian history in which explanation was organized around the exploration of the impact of the single factor (distance, mining, pre-settlement Aboriginal society).... Blainey next turned to the rhythms of global history in the industrial period.... Because of his authority as a historian, he was increasingly in demand as a commentator on Australian public affairs." From the name badges the attendees included: 1. Geoffrey Blainey. 2. John Landy and Terry Hawksley. 3. A girl and L/ Geoff Swann. 4. L/ David Mille and Jim Madden. 5. John ? and L/ Colin Bannister. 6. Patsy Adam-Smith (?) and artist Geoffrey Mallett. 7. ? and Jim Dickson. 8. Peter Prior and Abe Birmingham. 9. President Chas Wilks speaking. 10. President Chas Wilks and Rupe Thomas.

Significance

A record of celebrities being involved in promoting Legacy Week in 1988 and an official launch at Victorian Arts Centre.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow paper label explaining the event in black type.

Document, report - Highlights from 67th Annual Report 1990

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white printed highlights report from 1990 with black and white photos.

Historical information

A report from the President Tony Norris and a recap of the significant events of 1990. Up to the 1980s the annual report would usually contain pages containing the Presidents report and recap of significant events of the year. Between 1987 and 1990 these were published in a separate document called 'Highlights from the Annual Report'. This could be used in promoting Legacy in different ways, without all the financial information normally held in an annual report. In following years it became called 'Report from the President' then 'Highlights from the President', before becoming 'Melbourne Legacy Highlights' which was published twice a year from 2007. It was eventually renamed, 'The Torch, Melbourne Legacy Highlights' in 2012. 'The Torch' is still published twice a year. Other annual reports in 00027, 01095, 01096 and 01097, 01098, 01310 and 01311.

Significance

A record of the annual reports of Legacy Melbourne, including activities and telling stories of Legacy's impact.

Document, programme - South Gippsland Group 15th Annual Meeting and Dinner

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Salmon pink cover with maroon text. 4 pages of white paper and blue text. Running order of the evening including menus, names of Legatees, chairman's report and financial report.

Historical information

A dinner held in 1964 for the South Gippsland Group to conduct their Annual Meeting and report to the legatees their progress through the year. The programme shows a mix of the group's financial report, Chairman's report just like an AGM, with the running order and menu of the dinner.

Significance

This item shows that annual meetings of Legacy groups were conducted in a sociable manner in the 1960s.

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 12 of a Police band concert at the Melbourne Town Hall in 1996 and an article in the Answer.

Historical information

A regular event for the widows was a concert by the Police Band, 'Off Beat' at the Melbourne Town Hall. Held in March each year, it was originally at the Fitzroy Gardens but moved to the Town Hall in 1995. The Victoria Police Pipe Band also played. The photos show the widows enjoying the music and performers, and what appears to be the winner of a prize receiving a suitcase. One photo shows, from left to right: Legatee Peter Barden, L/- Saltmarsh, Joan Miller, L/- Dave Evans and L/- Ray Kean. One police performer appears in several photos and is Lindsay Robins.

Significance

A record of regular events for widows to attend and enjoy together.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of President G. M. Swan and a proof sheet 911030A.

Historical information

Photograph of Geoffrey M. Swan who was President of Melbourne Legacy in 1992. It is a professional photo taken for use in publications during his term as president. Reference number 911030A-10 is believed to be 30 November 1991 - frame number 10 on roll A. Plus an article that President Swann wrote when he handed over to John Stevenson.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on back from Keesing Photographic reference number: 911030A-10

Photo, Stamp sorting

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of Beryl Billing sorting stamps with Elaine Ward.

Historical information

A Beryl Billing and Elaine Ward at Legacy House sorting stamps in 1996. Beryl Billing (seated) was the co-ordinator of the stamp sorting for many years and Elaine Ward was President of the Melbourne Legacy Widows Club in 1996. Beryl would put reports in The Answer showing how much had been raised. With a group of photos about stamp sorting with post-it note "Stamp Ladies Past to 2004". The widows have sorted used stamps and sold to a stamp dealer for many years to the present day. It raises some funds and provides a purpose for gathering together.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for widows and for fundraising.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of Lady Gobbo visiting the 2nd floor widows' clubrooms.

Historical information

This photo appeared in The Answer Dec 1997, the article said: "We were honoured to have his Excellency The Honourable Sir James Gobbo AC, was "guest speaker at Legacy House on Ladies Day at the Legatees Tuesday Luncheon on 2nd September 1997 during Legacy week. He spoke on "Volunteering in Modern Australia". His Excellency and Lady Gobbo also paid a visit to the 2nd floor widows' clubrooms and spoke with some of our widows who were taking part in the activities there." The photo shows ladies around tables with cups of tea, being introduced to the Lady Gobbo. Names unknown. It was with a bunch of other photos with the label, "Misc guests of the club . . Governor - 95".

Significance

A record of a social function for widows and the close relationship with the Governor of Victoria.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. 7A> 585" which is the negative frame number and film number. Yellow Post-it note says: "Misc Guests of Club / Governor - 95 / Kevin Gosper - 95 / Launched Legacy Week"

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of an event with Daryl Somers and an article in The Answer.

Historical information

The article in The Answer in April 1997 announced that Daryl Somers would be the personality of the year for the Badge Appeal for the second year. He was photographed speaking at Legacy House and with people including Hazel McKean. Hazel was the wife of a VC winner. Also in the photos are Elaine Ward and Lynne Scott who's family had been used to promote Legacy in a 1994. The article mentions the importance of widows helping raise funds by selling a "Card Pack" a small packet of badges which they sell to family and friends.

Significance

A record of a way celebrities used their media profile to promote Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back <No. > JY6. Frame numbers 7, 11, 24

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2003

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of the launch of Legacy Week in 2003 at the Shrine with school girl speaking and Edward Kenna VC as a guest.

Historical information

An event at the Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre, the guest speaker appears to be a school girl and present is a Edward (Ted) Kenna a VC winner. It could be the launch of Badge week - the poster says: Support Legacy Buy a Badge with a boy playing at the beach. 685.1 The President David Ford with the school girl 685.2 Four men, second from left is Ray Ward with Chairman on his badge, on the right is a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 685.3 A group including the Ted Kenna VC and his wife Marjorie. 6865.4 Bill Panter, Edward Kenna VC and Legatee Stan Carpenter (this photo was featured in the President's report published with the 80th Annual Report). 685.5 David Cull and Marjorie Kenna. 685.6 The school girl speaking 685.7 President David Ford and Ted Kenna VC The Visitor Centre was completed in 2003 and provides unimpeded access for the elderly and disabled to the Sanctuary, the Crypt and the Galleries of Remembrance as well as open space for exhibitions and events.

Significance

A record of a function at the Shrine for Legacy Week 2004.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back No.< > Clarendon Photos 0013 which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative numbers 3A, 6A, 8A, 10A, 11A, 14A and 15A.

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Widows Clubrooms. Paper label typed.

Historical information

Photo of the reopening of the Widows' Clubrooms, showing Legatee Mehan, President of Melbourne Legacy presenting the key to Mrs Ina Kearney, the President of the Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club. The club rooms had been renovated. This event was mentioned in a Legacy newsletter for Widows' Clubs in March 1980 (see 01214).

Significance

A record of the opening of the renovated Widows' Clubrooms in 1980.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stuck to the back is a paper label saying "1980 At the official opening of the Legacy Widows' Clubrooms, Legatee Mehan, President of the Melbourne Legacy, hands over the key to Mrs I. Kearney, President of the Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club." On the reverse of the photos is "Box 11" in black pen.

Photo, ANZAC Day

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 3 of wreaths laid on ANZAC Day at the old First World War memorial in Spring Street.

Historical information

Photos of wreaths at the old war memorial after an Anzac Day service. A war memorial/Cenotaph to the 1914-1918 war was originally erected in Spring Street outside the Victorian Parliament. It was a flimsy half-sized replica of the London Symbol of Remembrance in Whitehall built of timber and fibro cement and was only meant to be temporary. Anzac Day services were held at this memorial in the 1920s and early 1930s. These photos were taken before the Shrine of Remembrance was erected and dedicated in 1934 as the National War Memorial of Victoria. It is possible that the stamp on the reverse, '4 24', means April 1924, also see a similar photo at 01371. Items were in an envelope with other photos and programmes from different School Student ceremonies. Labelled S15 in red pen it was part of an old archive numbering system (S=Shrine), that showed there has been efforts in the past to collect, order and save items of Legacy's history. From articles in Trove: The temporary cenotaph was the original first world war memorial until the Shrine of Remembrance was dedicated in 1937. The cenotaph was a half size replica of the London Symbol of Remembrance in Whitehall. It was made from timber and plaster and was initially meant to only last for the 1926 Anzac day service and be removed. With annual upkeep it remained until at least 1934 when ex-service men proceeded from the incomplete Shrine to the cenotaph on the steps of Parliament House on Anzac day.

Significance

A record of an Anzac Day ceremony at the old temporary war memorial in Spring Street.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped with a round stamp 'Printed by Harringtons" in grey ink, stamped '4 24' in blue ink. Handwritten 'ANZAC DAY' in blue pen on one photo.

Photo, Rosemary

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of widows preparing trays of rosemary.

Historical information

A group of widows at Legacy House preparing trays of rosemary to be given to the public on Anzac Day and worn as a sign of remembrance. Names unknown. In The Answer in 1995 an articles says: "Operation Rosemary. Since 1982 Legacy ladies have volunteered to make rosemary sprigs for the Anzac Day marchers. At a later date they also made sprigs for the Schools Shrine Service. . . don't worry, there are ladies here to show you how to make them and it's a chance to hav a chat and cuppa whilst you work together. Any day day that you can spare . . . please ring Joan Miller." Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record of widows preparing rosemary as gifts for the public. Rosemary is sign of remembrance.

Document - Early History of the Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Five white foolscap pages of black type recording major events in the history of building the Shrine (covering the years from 1926 - 1928).

Historical information

After the first world war there was a decision made to create a memorial. Legatees were involved in the process at various times and capacities. In particular Legatee Kemsley was vocal in idea of a structure over a utilitarian memorial (such as a hospital or a park) - see letter at 01182. These notes include the resolution that passed at the Melbourne Town Hall at a public meeting: "That this meeting of citizens confirm the launching of an appeal by the Lord Mayor to establish a National War Memorial by means of a monument and that an executive committee with the Lord Mayor as Chairman with power to add and point sub-committees be formed to carry out the project." Also that 20 sites were selected for consideration in 1921. Although the St Kilda Road site was favoured early on, by 1926 there was pressure to change to a "provision of square" and Cenotaph at the intersection of Spring and Bourke Streets. Legacy Clubs voiced their opposition to this proposal by passing a resolution "That the Melbourne Legacy Club, representative of the returned soldiers in business in this city, whilst welcoming the Anzac Square Scheme as a city improvement, cannot support it as a War Memorial scheme and affirms its support for the Shrine of Remembrance in the Domain as the only War Memorial worthy of Victoria's unparalleled efforts in the Great War." The document was in an envelope with a letter dated 30 April 1971 (01182) that also outlines the efforts Legacy (especially L/- Kemsley) went through to promote the construction of the Shrine of Remembrance over a proposed square. The envelope says 'The Origin of the Shinre of Remembrance p/p Legatees Kemsley and Joynt'. And the initial 'JMBA'?. It was in a file with other documents concerning the Shrine and it's history.

Significance

A record of the events that led to the construction of the Shrine of Remembrance as noted by a Legatee at the time. There was an effort to record historical events for the "Archive Committee" which collected this an other documents relating to the Shrine together in a file (see items 01181 - 01190)

Film, video tape - A Summers Day at Somers. Legacy holiday camp Jan 2001.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A VHS video tape in a cardboard cover.

Historical information

A visual record of Junior Legatees enjoying a beachside holiday at Somers Camp. The tape has not been viewed.

Significance

Adds to the holdings on the camps run by Legatees for Legacy children.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover, TDK, SC, SHARP&CLEAR, label A SUMMERS DAY AT SOMERS Legacy Holiday Camp Jan 2001. Cover rear, SC SHARP&CLEAR, TDK, VHS. Label x 2. A SUMMERS DAY AT SOMERS Legacy Holiday Camp Jan 2001.

Document, postcard

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Postcards x 15 with images from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Most from 'Valentine's Series' printed in Scotland.

Historical information

Postcards were a common form of souvenirs for soldiers who were travelling around Europe either during World War 1 or just after, before returning to Australia. These were with other World War 1 memorabilia that has come from Private John Basil McLean, 2nd Reinforcements, 37th Battalion, A.I.F. There was a large collection of postcards so he may have been collecting them as souvenirs. He also had a vesta (match) case from Belfast, so it is likely he visited there. These scenes include the Guiness Brewery in Dublin and the Belfast Town Hall, and a set of scenes from Killarney. J.B. McLean (Service No. 13824) was from near Maffra, Victoria and enlisted on 22 January 1916. He embarked on 16 December 1916 for Europe. His full war record is available from AWM. He spent time with the Australian Field Artillery (Pack Section). At the end of the war he worked for a year at the A.I.F. Headquarters in London before returning to Australia on the 'Ceramic', arriving Portsea in 1920.

Significance

Postcards were a very common form of communication in the first World War. Postcards as souvenirs or as correspondence would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1.

Inscriptions & Markings

01136.1 City Hall, Belfast 01136.2 Marble Stairway, City Hall, Belfast 01136.3 Killarney 01136.4 'Tis said that passing angles paused a while / To rest within and bless the Emerald Isle 01136.5 Guiness's Brewery, Lower Level, Dublin 01136.6 Scald Bank (Unloading empty casks) Guiness's Brewery, Dublin 01136.7 Fermenting House (Exterior) Guiness's Brewery, Dublin 01136.8 The Islands, Upper Lake, Killarney 01136.9 On Middle Lake, Killarney 01136.10 Serpent Lake, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney 01136.11 Shooting the rapids, Killarney 01136.12 Ross Castle, Killarney 01136.13 Eagle's Nest, Killarney 01136.14 Colleen Bawn Rock, Killarney 01136.15 Grafton Street, Dublin Each one has the word POST CARD on the reverse with room for an address and an area for Correspondence. Different makers.

Banner

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Banner of blue material with print marking in white and red.

Historical information

Sponsors banner used during Legacy Week. Period of manufacture and use not known.

Significance

Legacy used banners to identify themselves at public events. The colour and design changed over the years, this is one example.

Inscriptions & Markings

Legacy, with the torch underneath, APPEAL and the sponsors name John Allison Monkhouse. Printed on both sides.

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White quarto notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting, two hole punched.

Historical information

Letter dated 12th February 1943 from C. Marsden of 87 Westbury St, St Kilda, to apply for the position of housemaster of the Legacy Hostel. He is 43 year old and a returned solider from WWI, has an 8 year old daughter. Work experience 1 year as an accountant at Imperial Chemical Industries. 4 years as assistant accountant to the Metropolitan Meat Industry Board, 5 years as accountant to Kellogg (Aust), and 4 years as Manager of a citrus grove in Murrabit

Significance

A record of written correspondence regarding job applications in 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

Withdrawn 13/2/43 written in pencil. Signed C. Marsden

Photo, Widows craft exhibition

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photos x 10 of a widows craft exhibition and President George Woodward in 1994.

Historical information

Photos taken at the 13th Annual Widows' Art and Craft Exhibition held at Legacy House in 1994. The note with the photos says: "The quality and ingenuity of the arts and crafts entered were outstanding and quite a daunting task for the judge, Mrs Janice Bridges". Photos show President George Woodward speaking, other names are not known.

Significance

A record of the type of activities the Legacy widows participated in. Craft days throughout the year provided times to gather together and socialise. The Art and Craft Exhibition gave them a chance to show off their talent. Items were sometimes sold in the stall outside Legacy House in Badge Week to raise money for Legacy.

Document, brochure - Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white promotional leaflet from 1962 with red highlights.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material from 1962. "An invitation to the Business and Industry Help us build the future." It has photos of significant activities and work that Legacy was doing for the families of deceased servicemen. Photos include boys and girls doing activities in their classes, a Legatee giving family guidance, the Senior Widows Club, boys and girls at the residences, and the Legacy dental service.

Significance

Brings to life the activities provided for the widows and the work of Melbourne Legacy and the way they approached business for support in 1962.

Photo, Ceremony at the Shrine

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of an Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for students at the Shrine.

Historical information

A Legacy ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in 1988. One of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" events, held just prior to ANZAC Day. The ceremony provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain an appreciation of the Anzac spirit, the significance of the Shrine and the meaning of Anzac Day. It is a photo of school children on the forecourt of the Shrine before the service. It was provided by Terry Walsh the executive officer.

Significance

A record of a ceremony for school students at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue ink on the reverse '57th Annual School Children's Commemoration Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. Fri, 22nd April 1988. Beautiful, fine and sunny day. Excellences attendance ~2000 children. "The crowd assembles" Terry Walsh xo'

Document - Branch Chairman's Guide 1991

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A4 pages x 64 bound together with split pins.

Historical information

A guide for Chairmen of Melbourne Legacy. This copy was owned by Graham Riches. The guide contains: Section A Operations Council and Branches : The Relationship Operations Council Section B Group, Liaison Committee and Groups : The Relationship Group Liaison Committee Section C Internal Changes of Communication and Sources of Information for the Legatee Section D An outline of responsibilities and procedural guidelines for branch chairmen Section E Financial Authority of Branches Section F Guidelines for the Format and Content of Branch Minutes Section G Selection and Appointment of Branch Chairmen Section H Enrolment, Contact and Reporting Procedures Section I Procedure and Notes for Proposers of Prospective Members Section J Duty Legatee Scheme Section K Education (including Sir John Gellibrand Memorial Scholarship and the Macrae Trust) Section L Section M Welfare Section N Pensions, Benefits and Allowances Section O Widows' Committee and Widows' Clubs Section P Widows' Clubs Rules Section Q Current Rates of Social Security and Repatriation Pensions Section R Recommended List of Contractors Available for Home Maintenance (including a list of contractors that can provide services to Widows, such as plumbers, bricklayers, electricians and blind supplies and repairs) 31 yellow pages - not scanned due to it being names and addresses and phone numbers. Section S Administration Instructions An Organisation Chart of Legacy and A Table of Organisation of Staff

Significance

A living document that was regularly updated for the Chairman of Melbourne Legacy to use in his duties.

Inscriptions & Markings

L/GPA Riches in pencil on top edge.