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Melbourne Legacy Melbourne , Victoria

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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1640 items

1640 items

Document, newsletter - The Answer. A Magazine from Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour printed newsletter x 7 issues from No 329 to 337 (Dec 2015 to April 2017). 01309.1 Issue 329 Dec 2015, 32 pages 01309.2 Issue 330 Feb 2016 , 32 pages 01309.3 Issue 331 April 2016, 32 pages 01309.4 Issue 332 June 2016, 32 pages 01309.5 Issue 333 Aug 2016, 32 pages 01309.6 Issue 336 Feb 2017, 32 pages 01309.7 Issue 337 April 2017, 28 pages

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy Club newsletters as they have changed over the years. It has evolved from a 4 page typed newsletter in 1960 to a glossy coloured magazine with excellent photos and around 32 pages of articles and information. It covers the activities of Melbourne Legacy and the Widows' Clubs. It includes photos of people and events. Information includes a notice from the Chairman of the Widows' Committee, and from the President, dates of meetings, possible day trips and theatre outings, and events. The ladies were welcome to attend monthly meetings, monthly concerts, outings and tours, plus the annual fete and Christmas concert. Various pages of interest have been added to show different news items. Other pages haven't been scanned. The first edition of the newsletter was in 1960, previously there had been a quarterly magazine but the distribution was limited, they changed to a 4 page newsletter format to reach more of the widows. The September 1992 edition of the Melbourne Legacy newsletter was the first to be called 'The Answer'. The name comes from the verse that guides the work of Legacy - 'In Flanders Field' and 'The Answer'.

Significance

Brings to life the activities provided for the widows and the work of Melbourne Legacy.

Document, report - Outward Bound

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper with black type x 14 pages wth a blue front cover.

Historical information

The Outward Bound Program was used by Legacy for Junior Legatee Leadership Training. This document is subtitled ‘Views on the responsibility of the State and the responsibility of the past generation to my generation’. Contains short statements recording views and opinions of over 30 Youths around the idea of a Youth Policy.

Significance

An example of many of the activities Legacy provided for junior legatees.

Photo, Fundraising

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of boys at Brighton Grammar with President Sullivan and a pink paper label.

Historical information

A photo of President Sullivan at Brighton Grammar Junior School presenting a boy, Troy Robinson, with a plaque with the Legacy torch emblem alongside the Junior School Master, Mr Peter Toms. L/ Sullivan is also seen speaking at a school assembly and standing by a tree that had been planted in honour of Legatee Tom Bell in 1989 (see item 01538). The label explains the link to Brighton Grammar Junior School was fostered by the late L/ Tom Bell, although not a past pupil he endeared himself to the school that on his death shortly after the 1989 badge appeal the students planted a tree in his honour at a special memorial service. For many years the boys from Brighton Grammar Junior School raised money from the sale of Legacy badges and the President would present them with a plaque of appreciation. Between 1991and 1995 the boys have raised in excess of $16,000. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record of Brighton Grammar School fundraising for Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed on the pink paper label explained the link to the tree planted to honour Tom Bell.

Document, programme - Legacy On Parade 1973

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Printed programme for 1973, colour photo of the NGV Great Hall, white card with black print.

Historical information

Programme of a Legacy Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall on 5th and 6th October 1973. It was Legacy's Golden Jubilee Year. Throughout the year Melbourne Legacy provided classes for Junior Legatees such as dancing, gymnastics and eurythmics, the Demonstration was an annual event to showcase their skills. Melbourne Legacy conducted Annual Demonstrations / Parades from 1928 through to 1979, usually held at Melbourne Town Hall. The beautiful costumes were made by members of the Junior Legacy Mothers' Club and the Melbourne Legacy Wives' Association.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy annual demonstration.

Document, poster - Dugout Night

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 poster for Dugout night.

Historical information

Dugout Night is an annual event where Legatees gather and enjoy the company of fellow Legatees ("comradeship"). A dugout in wartime provides protection for soldiers from small arms fire, artillery bombardment and attack from the air. The sign could have been made to publicise Dugout night or most likely as a caption for photographs of the event displayed at Legacy House.

Significance

Legatees supported each other by coming together for various events throughout the year. Dugout night was an annual gathering where Legatees could socialise together.

Inscriptions & Markings

In black ink, Dugout Night April 16th Until the battery ran out .......... Reverse side written in pencil 16/4 /2008, (presumably the date of the event).

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2001

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of the president with army personnel prior to selling badges.

Historical information

Legacy President J.D. Grierson and a group of Army personnel inside Legacy House for the launch of Badge Week on the 1st Friday in September 2001. Banner slogan "Help pass on our legacy of care". See also photos (00509, 00512, 00513).

Significance

A record of fundraising.

Inscriptions & Markings

00511.1 printing on the back "<No.14> 3396" 00511.2 printing on the back "<No.10> 3396" 00511.3 printing on the back "<No.11> 3396" which is frame number of the negative and film processing number. So the three photos were from the same film - see also 00512, 00513, 00514 and 00515.

Document, newsletter - Weekly Bulletin

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

3 foolscap sheets, black print on white.

Historical information

An early example of Melbourne Legacy Club newsletter (No. 123 19th March 1929), covering the activities of Melbourne Legacy Club. Information includes speakers for the weekly Tuesday meetings (with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month when there was no speaker), personal news of Legatees, activities of boys and girls clubs, job placement for Junior Legatees, news from other clubs, and a roster of duties. The overall tone is chatty but informative and the dedication to the welfare of Junior Legatees is obvious.

Significance

Brings to life the work of Melbourne Legacy in the early years.

Inscriptions & Markings

'H 50' (see Item 00937) in blue ballpoint on page 1.

Photo, ANZAC Day

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of men marching past the Concert Hall in St Kilda Road.

Historical information

Photos of march of Legatees / returned servicemen past Melbourne Concert Hall, assumed to be an ANZAC Day parade. Names and date unknown.

Significance

A record of Legatees marching on ANZAC Day.

Document - Office Bearers and Committees 1942

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Four quarto typed pages recording Office Bearers and Committees in 1942.

Historical information

These four pages list the Office Bearers and Committees of Melbourne Legacy in 1942. This is a record of Legatees involved in the first 20 years of Legacy. Some very notable names that were key in establishing Legacy, including Sir Stan Savige. It was in a folder of documents about the history of Legacy which appears to have been mostly compiled by Legatee Cyril Smith as he has many hand written notes on miscellaneous pieces of paper (some are envelopes addressed to him). The notes were typed up into a summary of the History of Legacy. Also documents relating to the first time Legacy approached the public for donations in September 1956, including newspaper articles that were reprinted, a schedule of information that was approved to be released to the press, and a list of potential donors that was circulated to Legatees in the hope they could contact the ones they knew personally or professionally. The documents from this folder have been added in seperate records (see 01262 to 01281). The folder was part of an attempt to capture history of Legacy, generally from the 1940-50s.

Significance

The documents provide an insight into the working of Legacy, especially in the 1940-50s. Legatee Cyril Smith and others were detailing their experiences and knowledge for the future. This is a record of Legatees involved in the first 20 years of Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

1942 is written in pencil on the first page.

Document, newspaper article - Brother won VC

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Newspaper article about Legacy's School Student Anzac ceremony in 1956.

Historical information

An article on the front page of The Sun with a photo from the 1956 School Students Ceremony. It was published on Anzac Day with articles estimating 20,000 people to march in the Anzac parade and the weather was inclement. The article was in a folder of documents about the history of Legacy which appears to have been mostly compiled by Legatee Cyril Smith as he has many hand written notes on miscellaneous pieces of paper (some are envelopes addressed to him). The notes were typed up into a summary of the History of Legacy. Also documents relating to the first time Legacy approached the public for donations in September 1956, including newspaper articles that were reprinted, a schedule of information that was approved to be released to the press, and a list of potential donors that was circulated to Legatees in the hope they could contact the ones they knew personally or professionally. The call for public donations was partially due to the purchase of the Dureau building and the need to modify the building for Legacy's needs. The documents from this folder have been added in separate records (see 01262 to 01281). The folder was part of an attempt to capture history of Legacy, generally from the 1950s.

Significance

The collection of documents provide an insight into the working of Legacy, especially in the 1950s. Legatee Cyril Smith and others were detailing their experiences and knowledge for the future.

Photo, Stamp sorting

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Beryl Billing with post bags of letters.

Historical information

A Legacy widow, Beryl Billing, with three mail bags and a lot of loose letters. Beryl Billing was the co-ordinator of the stamp sorting for many years and wrote progress reports in the Answer in the 1990s. Photo reference 910319 on the proof sheet (00851) is assumed to mean the date was 19 March 1991. Was 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on the back from Keesing Photographic. "4" in a circle in pencil. Yellow post-it note "Stamp Ladies Past to 2004"

Photo, Caulfield 1995

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 14 of an event at Caulfield racecourse, and an article in The Answer.

Historical information

For many years Legacy had a "Back to Caulfield Race Day" for Legatees, widows and their families. 1995 was the 50th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and the race day was part of the "Australia Remembers" commemorations. Also a Legacy 'Lone Pine' was planted. The article in the Answer says: "Over 800 members of the Legacy family (past and present) reunite at the "Australia Remembers" Back to Caulfield Commemorative Race Day held on August 12th. It was a special day which incorporated a wide range of activities, including a display of military vehicles, a flyover, a parachute jump by the Red Berets, military bands, and displays of memorabilia when the racecourse was used as an army camp. An official ceremony also included the presentation of a Legacy 'Lone Pine' (a descendant of the Gallipoli 'Lone Pine') by the President of the Melbourne Legacy, Legatee David Millie, which was very warmly received by the Chairman of the V.A.T.C., Mr Peter Lawrence. Official guest was the Premier of Victoria Jeff Kennett Photos include the military vehicles, the stalls, and some of the racing. See also photos at 01003 and 01091 and 01093.

Significance

Legacy retains a tie with Caulfield racecourse as it was once an army camp and staging post of young men going overseas to war and now it is the site of a lone pine. The annual gathering at Caulfield racecourse was an event that gets the Legacy family together.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back film number 783, 786, 787, various frame numbers.

Photo, Fundraising

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 2 of a bank teller selling Legacy puddings and associated order forms and promotional brochure.

Historical information

Legacy raised funds from the sale of Christmas puddings for a few years. Cost of the puddings were $3.50. Large corporations like banks agreed to sell the puddings on Legacy's behalf. The photo was featured in a the President's highlights report.

Significance

A record that corporations helped sell puddings for Legacy as part of their fundraising.

Photo, Fundraising

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of boys at Brighton Grammar with Ray Ward.

Historical information

A group of three Brighton Grammar Junior School boys holding a plaque with the Legacy torch emblem with Ray Ward. For many years the boys from Brighton Grammar Junior School raised money from the sale of Legacy badges and the President would present them with a plaque of appreciation. In these photos Ray Ward is posing beneath several plaques on a wall of the school. Between 1991and 1995 the boys have raised in excess of $16,000.

Significance

A record of Brighton Grammar School fundraising for Legacy.

Photo album

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Red photo album x 33 pages, with a collection of black and white, and sepia toned photographs. There is a blue string looped through two holes at the left side of the book that binds the pages together. A clipping from a newspaper article rests between pages eight and nine.

Historical information

Photos include Legacy residences that housed junior legatees. Also outings by some of the junior Legatees, for example to the zoo and a campsite or picnic. One of the junior legatees in a nurses uniform and dressed for her wedding. Names are not known. Further perusal is requried as some pencil marks are indistinct.

Significance

A compilation of photos of some junior legatees in the Legacy residences.

Inscriptions & Markings

"CAMERA MEMOIRS"

Document - The Unknown Soldier

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 pages, black type x 18 pages which is the script of an address given about the Unknown Soldier

Historical information

A copy of an address to Legatees, in July 1993, regarding establishing of Tomb to The Unknown Soldier in Canberra. The speaker is unknown. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837).

Significance

A record that Legacy provided many speakers at Legacy functions from different walks of life and the subects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black type

Document - The First Legacy Children's Picnic

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

13 handwritten A5 sheets, numbered 1-16 (missing 9, 10, and 15) in red print on top right hand corner, blue biro on white lined paper, probably torn from a notepad.

Historical information

An description of the first picnic for 260 war orphans (boys) and their mothers at Ricketts Point (Black Rock) in 1926, who were transported in two charabancs by Legatees, some of whom were in fancy dress. Pages 5-16 recounts anecdotes of Syd Birrell unrelated to the picnic. The writer is anonymous but by the hand writing it is possibly L/- Frank Doolan, a founding member of Legacy, who was part of a committee to capture the history of Legacy and create an archive of material.

Significance

First hand account by a participant on the trip, which details some highly irresponsible activities which were seen as perfectly acceptable at that time. Some of the anecdotes about Syd Birrell would now be regarded as polically incorrect, but the anonymous writer expresses his amusement and admiration, and references ‘Legacy - the story of the Melbourne Legacy Club' by Claude Blatchford.

Document, letter - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Quarto printed letter, black on white with blue letterhead.

Historical information

Report by Allan Spowers, Chair of the Biography Committee, of progress up to March 31st, 1959 in the publication of the Savige biography, mainly concerned with pricing and the selection of a publisher.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

In pencil: "Copies sent by Govan Cox to Main Committee Members and All Donors"

Photo, Widows Sunday

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of a Widows' Club President and a solider at the Shrine.

Historical information

Wreath laying ceremony for Legacy widows at the Cenotaph at the Shrine of Remembrance. This is an annual event for Legacy widows at the start of Legacy Week, which is the first week in September. Photo shows a widow with a wreath and a member of the Defence Force near the Cenotaph. Her badge reads 'President'. She laid a floral wreath at the Cenotaph in 2001 (see 00525) - this may be the same year.

Significance

A record of a ceremony at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. 13> Aug 3494" which is the negative frame number, the month and film number.

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White letterhead paper with blue and black type. Signature in ink. Letter glued to cardboard.

Historical information

Letter to Legatee J.N. (John Nelson) Capp from Melbourne Legacy President K.C. Clarke dated 23rd November, 1961 advising that Legatee Capp’s resignation as a Legatee had been refused by the Melbourne Legacy Board and he was instead transferred to the Reserve of Melbourne Legacy.

Significance

Record of Legatee Capp’s service to Melbourne Legacy.

Photo, Legacy Appeal

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of two ladies with Legacy appeal tins. Yellow note paper.

Historical information

A photo of two young ladies with metal Legacy Appeal tins, "Help Legacy care for families of those who cared beyond ____". The note says it is Su Davies and Carol Shaw / Staff members sold badges in the city on Badge Day, 1986. Promoting badge day in September 1986 It came from a Legacy envelope marked "P3 Fund Raising" in red pen, with assorted photos of fundraising events, including appeal tins in different years and a charity concert, and a marathon run by WO2 Mike Hoffman (some are items 00433 to 0438).

Significance

A record of fundraising in 1986.

Inscriptions & Markings

860902/152 in blue pen on reverse. Stamped Copyright Herald and Weekly Times in blue ink. Yellow note says: "Su Davies and Carol Shaw / Staff members sold badges in the city on Badge Day, 1986 " in black pen.

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2004

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of a function at the Visitor Centre at the Shrine with guest Ron Barassi.

Historical information

An event at the Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre, the guests include some youths and Ron Barassi. It could be the launch of Badge week - the poster says: Buy a Badge, with an image of the Widow and Children statue. Ron Barassi, an ex-AFL footballer, participated in several Legacy events over the years. Ron was a a junior legatee after his father Ron Snr was killed at Tobruk in World War II, aged 27. 00686.1 The President George McKenzie with the youths and Ron Barassi. 00686.2 Three men, on the left is Legatee Des Lovelock and on the right is Legatee Lucky Luscombe. 00686.3 Four men, on the right is Legatee Geoff Brewer. 00686.4 Four men, second from right is Legatee David Cull, Chief Executive. 00686.5 Five people, second from right is Legatee Geoff Brewer next to Ron Barassi. 00686.6 Unknown man with President George MacKenzie 00686.7 Ron Barassi talking to a couple of people See also the photos at 00687. 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 Visitor Centre at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "No.< > Clarendon Photos 0549" which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative numbers 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 14.

Document, programme - Melbourne Legacy (Comradeship Committee) Christmas Carols

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Yellow paper program containing lyrics of Christmas carols, single A4 page folded in half.

Historical information

A leaflet created for a Christmas gathering of the Comradeship Committee. The hand drawn images and handwritten song lyrics have been printed on yellow paper. The songs include; O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels, White Christmas and Jingle Bells.

Significance

Comradeship meetings were very important to the Legatees. Legatees supported each other by coming together for various events throughout the year. This carol booklet shows that Legatees enjoyed singing together.

Document, poem - Various titles

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White paper with black type, compilation of poems

Historical information

A collection of witty poems by Poet Laureate L.F.J. and other Legatees. The poems are about happenings of Legatees and Legacy. TBA - no of pages? Check location.

Significance

These poems penned by L.F.J. were regularly read out at the weekly legacy luncheons, providing much mirth and merriment to all.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title page, hand written in pencil: Poems included in Mock-up copies run-off for Conference (27th / 28th June 1980) and others typed are from 29.7.1980

Photo, Junior legatee outing

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of youths on horses.

Historical information

A photo of gathering junior Legatees on horse back (same roll of film as hike). Names unknown. The photo was used in the Highlights from 67th Annual Report in 1990 so we assume the date was 1990. The caption in the report says: 'Youth activities including horse riding, snow skiing, sailing and adventure training exercises are regularly arranged by Legatees.'

Significance

A record of the one of the outings provided for Junior Legatees.

Medal - British War medal

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Silver medal World War 1 medal engraved around the side with Service number and name of JB McLean. Also a cut ribbon and bar of ribbons. Silver medal with King George V facing left, with the legend "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:" The reverse, shows Saint George naked on horseback and armed with a short sword, an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieved victory over Prussianism. The horse tramples on the Prussian eagle shield and the emblems of death, a skull and cross-bones. In the background are ocean waves and just off-centre near the right upper rim is the risen sun of Victory. The years "1914" and "1918" appear on the perimeter in the left and right fields respectively.

Historical information

A British War Medal from World War 1 awarded to Pte J B McLean for his war service in World War One. The British War Medal is a campaign medal of the United Kingdom which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War. The ribbon that would have attached to the medal is missing (mostly orange with white, black and blue stripes either side) and the ribbon bar shows he would have also had a Victory medal. There is part of the ribbon for the Victory medal in the collection (rainbow colour). The ribbon for the miniatures is present but the two miniatures are missing. Included are stock photos to show what the medals and ribbons should look like. Was with other World War 1 memorabilia that has come from Private John Basil McLean, 2nd Reinforcements, 37th Battalion, A.I.F. 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. 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 in Portsea in 1920. His full war record is available from the National Archives of Australia (B2455, MCLEAN JBM). In it is a record of this medal being given to him on 16 September 1921.

Significance

This is an example of a World War 1 medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraving '13824 P.T.E J.B.M. MCLEAN A.S.C. A.I.F.'

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2005

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 5 of preparation for selling badges, inside Legacy House.

Historical information

Photos during Badge Week in September 2005 - poster says "Show your true colours" with an image of the different coloured badges available for sale. Photos of the preparations inside Legacy House for the badge sellers to collect their trays and collection tins. 00714.1 A Legatee briefing school children. 007014.2 The president Geoff Webb with a group of Navy personnel and their collection tins. 007014.3 School children's registering for their tins. 007014.4 The tins ready for collection. 007014.5 Navy personnel registering for their trays and tins.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 2005.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "<No. > Clarendon Photos 1502" which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative numbers 14, 15, 18, 20, 21. (see also 00713, 00715).

Document, report - Annual Review of Operations 1987.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Set of reports and letters in a light blue cardboard cover, white pages bound by blue binding tape.

Historical information

This document is a review of Legacy operations for 1987. It highlights areas of Legacy operations that could be improved upon, and makes suggestions/recomendations on how to achieve these goals. For example - Paper No 1. Recruiting Korea, Malaya, Vietnam Legatees. Paper No 2 Retention of Korea, Malaya, Vietnam Legatees. Example 2. Paper No 5. Widows Assistance to Legatees, widows helping other widows in need eg. home/hospital visits, bereavement calls. Example 3. Paper 7a. HDCC Planning For the Future - 12th April 1986. How Legacy may be able to assist handicapped/disabled children and the parent caring for the child. Nine papers were presented for this review plus appendices.

Significance

As Legatee numbers dwindle the thoughts behind the review are how to maintain the relevance and assistance of Legacy into the future. It was thought that a time span of three years projecting into the future was a suitable time frame. Therefore changes to be made would not have to be as dramatic or confronting if a greater time span of say five years was used.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of incoming President Tom Butcher and immediate past President Lucky Luscombe.

Historical information

Photograph of Brian 'Lucky' Luscombe who was President of Melbourne Legacy in 1997 handing over to incoming President Tom Butcher.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed "<No. 37> 229" on back as the frame and processing numbers.

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

368.1 White quarto notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting. 368.2 White quarto copy paper, black type, two hole punched.

Historical information

368.1 Letter dated 6 February 1943 from Mr A. Thompson of 24 Rothsay Ave, Elwood requesting more information on the advertised role. He mentions he is 47 yeas old, an ex serviceman, married with a 15 year old daughter. 368.2 Letter dated 12 February 1943 to Mr A. Thompson to forward details of the role of manager of the Legacy Club Hostel.

Significance

A record of written correspondence regarding job applications in 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

368.1 Signed A. Thompson. "Sent outline of duties on 12/2/43" and illegible initial in blue ink. 368.2 Illegible initials in blue ink for the Chairman of the Hostel Committee. Typed notation "Also sent to Mr W. Partis, Post Office, Hurstbridge