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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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1774 items with images

1774 items with images

Document - Intermediate Legacy Annual Meeting 1942

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Off white A4 photocopy of a notice of the annual meeting of the ILC in 1942.

Historical information

A leaflet from the annual meeting of the ILC in 1942. The evening was for the presentation of the annual report and financial statement plus the installation of office bearers. It was held at the club rooms at 55 Market St, Melbourne. The menu included 'Musso (spaghetti) on toast / Sausages and garden salad / Peaches, jelly and ice cream / Coffee.' It includes a comic drawing of members and humorous characterisation of the members. Background: The ILC was formed in 1929. The idea of the club sprang from those boys who had outgrown the Junior Legacy Club. In the early days it fielded a lacrosse team and it was this that mainly held the members together. Enthusiasm wained after a few years as it lacked a solid objective. The answer came from one of its members and in 1938 they founded the Don Esses Club. This was a club for the children of incapacitated ex-servicemen which met every Thursday night at 7.30 run by the ILC members. The name came from the signallers' code Disabled Servicemen's Sons. During the second world war 80% of the members of the ILC enlisted in the services. Leaving only 8 members that could not join due to ill health or reserved occupations. They continued the Don Esses and whatever aid they could to Legacy. ILC members had always helped Legacy where possible including being camp leaders or camp staff, with the annual demonstrations, and coffee stalls at the ANZAC dawn service. Post second world war some ILC members were nominated into Legacy, others drifted away in civil occupations. It was found difficult to recruit new blood into the ILC and eventually membership waned when the boys from the Don Esses clubs found other youth activities to join. The ILC ceased to meet regularly in the mid fifties. However a strong comradeship still existed between members and they would meet in one anothers homes. Members were always ready to help the senior Legacy Club in any way in their power and still helped at Christmas parties and summer camps. ILC was a service rendering organisation and was self governing. Non-sectarian and non-political, the members were ex-junior legatees over 18 years of age. After serving in World War 2 members were eligible to become members of Legacy. Was in a folder of material collated about the ILC by an early archive committee.

Significance

A record of a meeting during the second world war and interesting menu provided.

Document, letter - Report & Valuation as at 21st January 1974

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

1 x photocopied letter on letterhead, black on white. 1 x photocopied title document, black on yellowing paper

Historical information

Valuation of Harelands by Ernest Trebilcock & Revill Pty. Ltd dated 21 January 1974, accompanied by copies of the title documents dated 1st December 1944. The valuation of $128,000 was subsequently submitted to the Steering Committee (Residences) (Cat. No. 01676).

Significance

Part of the history of Melbourne Legacy's involvement with residential care for children.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Harelands' handwritten in red biro on the title document (01679 (3))

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of three soldiers from World War 1 mounted on dark grey cardboard.

Historical information

Three Australian soldiers in World War 1 uniforms. Two are holding rifles with bayonets, the officer in the centre holds a Union Jack flag. The solider on the left has a VC medal as well as first world war medals. The link with Legacy is unknown but Legacy was founded by men who had served in World War 1.

Significance

The photo is an example of first World War uniforms and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

A degraded label on the back says 'Picture / Framers / ? / Beaments(?) / Camberwell / Glenferrie ?'

Audio recording, vinyl record - Opening of Legacy Conference (Canberra 1954) by H.E. The Governor General Field Marshall Sir William Slim.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black vinyl 12 inch disc in brown paper cover x 2 copies.

Historical information

Conference opened by H.E. The Governor General Field Marshall Sir Wiiliam Slim demonstrating by His Excellencies presence the valuable contribution Legacy makes to families of deceased serving and ex service personnel.

Significance

Significant due to the prescence of Sir William Slim, opening the conference, to discuss and and move forward various motions from around Australia in regard to Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No, FSX.1495, Prx.3851. Speed 78 RPM? Side 1, Opening of Legacy Conference (Canberra 1954) by H.E. The Governer General Field Marshall Sir William Slim. Serial No FSX.1496, PRX. 3851 Side 2. Dinner in Honour of Delegates to Legacy Conference (Canberra 1954) "The Toast Is Legacy" proposed by president of Sydney Legacy Legatess, D.J.Cartledge. Australian Broadcasting Commission. Processed by Columbia Graphophone (Aust) PTY. LTD. Homebush, N.S.W.

Document, brochure - Legacy in action

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Brochure x 4 pages to promote Legacy in 1971 printed monochrome in maroon and white including photo of a widow getting advice from a legatee.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material that was issued to inform the public on the work of Legacy in 1971. It includes 'What is Legacy' and 'What kind of help does Legacy provide'.

Significance

An example of promotional material issued by Legacy in 1971.

Postage Stamp - Legacy 50th Anniversary

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Postage Stamp issued by Australia Post x 4 copies. Rectangular shape, perforated edges, green writing, light brown background, hand extended silhoutte.

Historical information

Australia Post (previously known as the Post Master General department (PMG)) issued this postage stamp in 1973, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Melbourne Legacy, September 1923. The stamp was produced in recognition of the outstanding work that Legacy has done in helping war widows and their families. The design of children playing within the silhouette of a hand, was done by George Hamori, an Australian graphic design artist (born 1918). For a biography of his life see the re:collection website.

Significance

A reminder to all the people of Australia of the helping hand of kindness of Legacy, and the generosity of the people of Australia who have donated to fund the work that Legacy does.

Inscriptions & Markings

Postage stamp has been postmarked with five horizontal lines and the words "include the postcode in every address".

Photo, Fundraising

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of President Colin Bannister and a group of people with envelopes.

Historical information

A photo of Legacy President Colin Bannister and a group of people. Most, including L/- Bannister, are holding envelopes and it is possible they are representative of charities receiving donations from an organisation - perhaps the Army. It can be seen that one person is from the RSL, and another from The Salvation Army. The photos 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 fundraising marathon run (some are items 00433 to 00438, 01410 to 01415).

Significance

A record of a donation to Legacy in 1985.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of birthday celebrations for L/ Ron Austin at Legacy House.

Historical information

A legatee function in Legacy House to celebrate L/ Ron Austin's birthday in 1992. Ron was the youngest Melbourne Legatee to have served in World War 1. He served again in World War 2 and received an OBE for his devotion to duty. He was a regular at the widows' monthly concerts and the World War 1 luncheons. There is a display of military items on the table, mostly hats. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991. Ron Austin passed away in 1997.

Significance

A record of function for Legatees that celebrates the life of a significant Legatee.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow label handwritten in blue pen 'L/ Ron Austin's birthday 1992'

Document, minutes - Minutes of meeting of Steering Committee (Future of Residences)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

1 foolscap photocopy, black type on white. Two holes punched for filing. Double sided.

Historical information

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 1974 to discuss the in-depth study authorised by the Board of Management. Items considered included the development of plans, forward planning, and funding of the project to look at options for Blamey House, Stanhope and Harelands. See also Cat Nos. 01689 and 01690. Further investigations were called for.

Significance

Gives an insight into Legacy thinking about the way in which the residences should be used.

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 2: 'L/tee H.C.G. Rodgers' hand written in blue biro.

Document - Opening of Col.Donovan Joynt V.C. Memorial: response by Col. Sir Alfred Kemsley KBE CMG MSM ED

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

3 x photocopied typed sheets, black on white

Historical information

Colonel Sir Alfred Kemsley's reply to the opening speech delivered by Lieutenant General Sir Phillip Bennett KBE, AO, DSO when he unveiled the Memorial Plaque and opened the Donovan Joynt VC Club at Puckapunyal on 23 March 1983. Sir Alfred talks about his long friendship with Donovan Joynt, beginning with the battle in France in which Joynt won his VC, and acknowledging the difficulty he had in persuading Joynt to be memorialised by this project at Puckapunyal. He also cited Joynt's involvement with Legacy, which as a foundation member and an early Melbourne Legacy President himself Kemsley would have been aware. Together with his friend Donovan Joynt, Kemsley became one of the most committed advocates for the creation of a Shrine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road as a 'worthy' memorial to Victoria’s 'unparalleled efforts during the Great War'. He played an active role in the defeat of a counter-proposal for an Anzac Square in Spring Street. In 1938 Kemsley was appointed to the trust established to administer the Shrine, later serving as its deputy-chairman (1952) and chairman (1978-84).

Significance

Not only was the opening performed by the Chief of General Staff, Lt Gen Sir Phillip Bennet, the response by such an illustrious Australian as Col Sir Alfred Kemsley is evidence of the high regard in which Donovan Joynt was held.

Inscriptions & Markings

Minor corrections in blue biro.

Document, brochure - Help Legacy take care of Widows of ex-servicemen and their dependant children

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour brochure x 4 pages to promote Legacy 1978.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material that was issued to inform the public on the work of Legacy. It mentions that it was '55 years on' from the creation - which makes it 1978. The brochure lists Legacy's focus as the children, and sub headings used are: Care of families, Welfare, Education and training, Boys' and Girls' classes, Holidays and camps, Residences, and a Widows Club. It mentions two residences for children in Kew. See other items of marketing material from the 1990s to 2009 (items 01240 to 01258). The collection shows the types of marketing materials that were produced and the celebrities that were helping Legacy.

Significance

An example of promotional material issued by Legacy.

Document, programme - Melbourne Legacy Annual Demonstration 1964

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cardboard program in blue, white, red and gold. Contains running order, acts and names of instructors. Presented at the Melbourne Town Hall Saturday 24th October 1964

Historical information

Melbourne Legacy, Junior Legatees conducted Annual Demonstrations/Parades from 1928 through to the late 1970's.

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)

Photo, Junior legatee outing

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 4 of Junior Legatees on the Alma Doepel in 1988.

Historical information

There was a program to send young legatees on trips on the Alma Doepel sailing ship through the 1980s and 90s. The photos are date stamped with '88 1 21' meaning 21 January 1988. The paper label mentions the tall ships race in 1988 - this was part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations marking 200 years since the arrival of the First Fleet of British convict ships. The articles from the Answer show timetables and criteria for nomination of junior legatees to be selected on the trips. One of these articles mentions the war service of the Alma Doepel - the only ship with served in World War II that was still active in 1995. See other items regarding Alma Doepel. These photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1987 to 1991.

Significance

A record of a Legacy providing amazing experiences for the junior legatees that they might never have done because of the deaths of their fathers.

Inscriptions & Markings

White paper label handwritten in blue pen 'Tall Ships Race. January 1988. Katie Sticpewich, Melbourne and Susan Clarke, Hobart'.

Photo, Legacy Appeal 1995

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 5 of Kevin Gosper speaking at the launch of Legacy week, plus an article from The Answer.

Historical information

The launch of Legacy week in 1995 at Legacy House with Kevin Gosper, a former athlete, as a guest speaker. It is 1995 as President David Millie is sitting next to Kevin Gosper and it was with a bunch of other photos with the label, "Misc guests of the club . . Kevin Gosper 95". The article published in The Answer October 1995 edition says "Kevin Gosper AO, Chairman, Commission for the City of Melbourne launches 'Legacy Week'."

Significance

A record of a well known personality helping to launch Legacy Week.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 208" which is the negative frame number and film number, so they from the same film. (frame numbers 0 - 7, 10, 17). Yellow Post-it note says: "Misc Guests of Club / Governor - 95 / Kevin Gosper - 95 / Launched Legacy Week"

Document, programme - Junior Legacy Club Annual Demonstration 1940

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Printed programme for 1940, blue print on buff colour card and paper

Historical information

Programme of an Annual Demonstration by Junior Legatees of Legacy Club, Melbourne, held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday, 22nd October 1940. 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 the 1980's, usually held at Melbourne Town Hall or Olympic Pool Stadium. 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 Demonstration in 1940.

Audio recording, tape - Special Legacy Week Address by the Governor General.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cardboard box containing audio tape recording.

Historical information

A special Legacy Week Address by the Governor General, Sir Dallas Brooks in 1960. Legacy week was a time to appeal to the public for donations and the Governor of Victoria was the patron of Legacy.

Significance

A record that the governor general of Victoria was involved in promoting Legacy during Legacy week in the 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cardboard box with paper sticker, John Clemenger Pty. Ltd. Adervertising. 473 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Permanent record wriiten with blue ball point pen. Special Legacy Week Address by the Governor General. Please return to Tony Charlton after use on September 4th, 1960. Cardboard box, recoding. Tape sato - 3 Clear plastic spool, audio tape plastic film.

Photo, Legacy meeting

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 2 of a guest speaker at Legacy House.

Historical information

A legatee function in Legacy House with a guest speaker in Air Force uniform. Date and name unknown. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record that the speakers at Legacy functions were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken about were many and varied.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of training for an abseiling event.

Historical information

Photos of abseiling training in preparation for abseiling down the Gas and Fuel buildings in Flinders St with Ron Barassi in August 1989 - see 00508. The event was for Legacy Week 1989. Ron Barassi abseils for Legacy joined by Carol Shaw and Legatee Peter Heeney. Media team watching them were Fox's Wally Weissel and Ken Kavanagh and Triple M's Andy McLean. Aided by Williamstown Commando Company with training at Nidrie Quarry.

Significance

A record of a promotional event.

Document - Order your Christmas Cards from Legacy 1961

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Order form for Legacy Christmas Cards in 1961 and a sample copy of cards.

Historical information

Legacy raised funds from the sale of Christmas cards for many years. In 1961 the cards were: Captain Sturt's voyage down the Murray, 1829, by William Rowell (price was for up to 25 at 2/- each, 26 to 50 1/9 each, 51 to 200 1/6 each.) The Return from Egypt, by Judith Perrey (1/3 each) Happy Landing (1/3 each) The Wise Men (10d each) The Landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, by Phillips Fox (1/- each) Swanston St, Melbourne 1961, by Henry Burn (1/3 each) Yuletide Visit (1/- each) To the South there is a Great Land by Zoffany, 1771 (6d. each) Christmas Joybells (9d. each) The Star of Bethlehem (woodcut) by Ruth Barker (1/-) The subject of some of the cards might seem dated, especially those featuring the colonisation of Australia by the British. The order form and cards were part of a scrapbook of Legacy material, mostly promotional material, from the 1960s to 1990s.

Significance

An example of fundraising material issued by Legacy in 1961.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of an aerial view of the Shrine of Remembrance and a strip of negatives.

Historical information

A photo of the Shrine, it shows the Melbourne skyline and the gardens from an elevated position. It was used on the cover of the programme for the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" in 1973. It was used for several years afterwards as well. The student events were usually held just prior to ANZAC Day.

Significance

The Shrine is an imposing building in the Melbourne skyline. Images like this were used by Legacy on the cover of their school students' Anzac service programmes.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of a HDC camp and a yellow paper label.

Historical information

Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents are invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aim to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp at Somers Camp. This photo is from 1991. An article in the widows' newsletter in 1992 explains more detail on the 1992 camp. The article mentions that the annual camps run for two weeks at Somers Camp. It is a wonderful gathering of Junior Legatees, Legatees, and dedicated helpers. 50 junior legatees attended this camp (in 1992) with the personal attention almost one-to-one. With ages ranging from 22 to into the 60s, Legacy has to ensure it caters for the differing needs. Legatees headed by Camp Chief, Jim Hammon and Chairman of the Handicapped Dependents Committee, Merv Tickell, were supported by two Camp Co-Ordinators and 50 helpers known as 'leaders'. Many of the leaders are people in the workforce wishing to give something back to the community. Junior Legatees are organised into groups. They participate in horse-riding, swimming, golfing, strawberry picking, and many other activities. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue pen ' HDC Camp Jan 91'

Plaque - Sample copy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Brass rectangular shape, raised edges, 3 symbols of Legacy in ascending order from left to right, brown background, Legacy symbols and raised edging brass colour.

Historical information

A sample product of the Legacy logo ordered by Legacy from an unknown manufacturer at an unspecified time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Rear of plaque. "Sample R,R, hot urgent. See James",handwritten in black felt tip pen.

Document - Lest YOU forget. Legacy cares for Australia's biggest family

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Examples of the use of a promotional image for Legacy Week in 1990, featuring the statue of Simpson and his donkey.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material. It was used in newspaper advertising and also printed on milk cartons. The slogan "Lest YOU forget" was used with an image of the statue of Simpson and his donkey rather than a personality. The newspaper advertising varied slightly, from 'Buy a badge on Friday 7th September' to 'Legacy Says Thank You' when it was published on 14 September. It was in a folder with marketing material from the 1990s also see item 01250. The slogan "Lest YOU forget" was used with an image of the statue of Simpson and his donkey rather than a personality. The main time of year for fundraising is September when Legacy holds 'Badge Week'. Often there is a celebrity who gives his or her time as 'Personality of the Year'. Examples are Sir Weary Dunlop (1992), Clive James (1993), the Scott family (1994), The Emmanuel brothers (1995), Daryl Somers (1996 and 1997), and Patsy Adam Smith (1994?). Was in a folder with marketing material from the 1990s to 2009, see items 01240 to 01258. The collection shows the types of marketing materials that were produced and the celebrities that were helping Legacy.

Significance

An example of promotional material from the 1990s. Marketing material and photos were compiled and released to newspapers, also printed as brochures and sometimes as stickers and collection tin wrappers.

Document, letters - Archives origin. Index P2.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Two letters about the original attempt to create an archive. 00456.1 Copy of a letter typed on Legacy A4 letterhead, dated 7 February 1978, to the Legacy secretary from Legatees Frank Doolan and Brian Armstrong. 00456.2 Letter typed on quarto Legacy letterhead, dated 10 March 1978, from the secretary advising their letter had been tabled at the Board Meeting.

Historical information

These letters from 1978, record the first known attempts by Melbourne Legacy to preserve and store their history and what "The Wardens" of the archives believed was the most appropriate way to proceed with the project. Legatees Brian Armstrong and Frank Doolan were appointed by the Board of Management to scope the work to establish and archive as 'The Wardens'. They mention in their report to the BOM that many original files were lost in a fire 'many years ago' and they had collected material from many sources. They felt that a proper storage facility and indexing was required and were not able to complete those tasks. It would appear most of their work remained in their envelopes and storage system until the Victorian Collections archive was created. Came from an envelope labelled 'P2 Archives Origin' in red pen as per the archive system used by the original archive.

Significance

Significant in that the Board of Melbourne Legacy understood and valued the importance of preserving and documenting the history of Melbourne Legacy. A record that Frank Doolan and Brian Armstrong had done considerable work at creating the initial archive for Legacy in 1978.

Inscriptions & Markings

00456.1. Handwritten, "L/tee Brian Armstrong" in blue ball point pen. Stamped COPY ONLY, in purple ink. Signed Frank Doolan and HB Armstrong. 00456.2 Signed Legatee L. F. Johns. Hon Sec Melbourne Legacy.

Photo, Media Launch 1999

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of guests at Legacy house.

Historical information

A function at Legacy House, the guest speaker appears to be Normie Rowe and Bruce Ruxton also was a guest. It could have been the launch of Badge Week in 1999. (See also 00729). 00730.1 President Graham Riches, Normie Rowe (a singer and Vietnam veteran) and Terry Walsh. 00730.2 Ray Ward, Peter Lawrence, Colin Bannister and Kempson Mayberry. 00730.3 George Logan, unknown and Bruce Ruxton (State President R.S.L.).

Significance

A record of a function for Legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 6995" which is the negative frame number and film number (frame numbers 3, 4). Also "<No. 13> 9530". Yellow Post-it note says: "Badge Launch 1999".

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Off-white quarto photocopy of letter x 2 pages, sent to Legatee D.J. Simonson by Miss Enez Domec-Carre

Historical information

Letter sent to Legatee D.J. Simonson by Miss Enez Domec-Carre thanking Melbourne Legacy for allowing her to continue to conduct her private physical culture classes at Legacy House rent free and also for granting her $20 per week after her retirement until she became eligible for the Age Pension. She also expresses her loyalty to Legacy and offers assistance at any time. Enez was the supervisor of the girls classes held at Legacy House for many years. She organised many annual demonstrations and was held in high regard by Legacy. The library at Legacy House is named in her honour. See also a newspaper article at 00978 which outlines her achievements, a summary of her career at 00458 and 00129. 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 as assistant to Mrs Gilles (wife of a Legatee) later 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.

Significance

The letter illustrates Miss Carre's loyalty to Legacy and Legacy's appreciation of her service.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped in purple "CONFIDENTIAL". "COPY TO .... FOR INFORMATION ONLY" and blue handwriting "Executive Officer"

Photo, Governor of Victoria

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 8 of the Governor at Legacy House.

Historical information

A visit by the Governor of Victoria to an informal widows function in Legacy House. The ladies are around tables with cups of tea, being introduced to the Governor, The Hon. Richard E. McGarvie, AC QC. Names unknown. It is assumed to be 1995 as 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. The Governor of Victoria is a patron of Legacy and this visit shows the closeness of the relationship.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 552" which is the negative frame number and film number, so they from the same film. (frame numbers 12 to 19, 21, 28). Yellow Post-it note says: "Misc Guests of Club / Governor - 95 / Kevin Gosper - 95 / Launched Legacy Week"

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2008

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of Legacy appeal tins and trays and helpers in Legacy House in Badge week.

Historical information

Photos during Badge Week in September 2008. Photos show the preparations inside Legacy House with defence personnel sorting money and collection tubs.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 2008.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back No.< > Clarendon Photos 1821 which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative numbers 9A, 14A, 15A, 17A (see also 00767, 00770, 00771, 00772, 00774).

Booklet - Legacy Club Melbourne Rules

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Copies of Rule books for Melbourne Legacy. Cardboard cover, (2x light brown, 3x off white) with Legacy logo and white pages with black type.

Historical information

Rules governing Legatees in 1950 and updated in 1953.

Significance

Significant in that the Rules are updated as required.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title and Legacy logo typed in green. There are 3 copies. "As determined at an extraordinary general meeting of members held at The Legacy Club Rooms / 45 Market Street, Melbourne at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15th November, 1950 Extra ordinary General Meetings of Members held at 1p.m. on Tuesdays: 2nd December, 1952 and 16th June, 1953. There are 2 copies with last line saying 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15th November, 1950