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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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1617 items with images

1617 items with images

Document - Leigh F Johns 60th birthday

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 photocopy paper with black type x 13 pages.

Historical information

This document was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of Legatee Leigh Johns in 1983. It is a collection of poems written about L/ Johns by different authors as a tribute to him reaching 60 years of age. Leigh Johns was born in 1923, the date of the founding of Melbourne Legacy, and became a Legatee in 1956, serving on 15 ML Boards and as an executive member of the Legacy Co-ordinating Council . He had a distinguished war record in the RAF during WWII and survived 32 bombing raids over France and Germany. He was an enthusiastic contributor of poetry to the Melbourne Legacy Bulletin which explains why this document is in the form of a poem. He was granted Reserve status in 2001 and died in 2008.

Significance

The tone of the document reveals the affection with which Leigh was regarded amongst his peers, and illustrates the collegiality which existed in the organisation during his membership.

Inscriptions & Markings

'Box 16' on title page. Typed title 'Leigh F Johns / 60th Birthday / 10 February 1983'.

Document, postcard

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour postcard from Germany.

Historical information

A postcard to the Comradeship Committee when a Legatee was travelling in Germany. It is addressed to Legatee A L Gray, Chairman of the Comradeship Committee and dated 20 September 1994 and signed Ted L. The postcard is a picture of three men drinking beer from glass beer steins, which seems to be what the writer is referring to in the text. It says: "Dear Laurie, The Oktoberfest scene recalled our Comradeship gatherings and you can put your own names to the players. Personally I never knew that Leigh I. was left-handed nor that "Fearless Fred" only pretended to be unafraid of alcohol. The 3rd person can remain the "unknown" Legatee - may he continue to enjoy his trinken. Please advise if the Committee wishes to replace its glassware. I may get my Commission - at last!! See you'd-Oktober. Regards. Ted L 442.

Significance

A record of a Legatee travelling and relating experiences back to his comrades in Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed "Prost Bayern!" German postage stamp and airmail sticker. Handwritten text in blue pen.

Photo, Exercise Classes

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of three older women standing in a room and holding hands as they danced.

Historical information

From 1928 until the 1980s, Melbourne Legacy ran an excellent exercise program for its widows. Classes were held weekly at Legacy House and there was often a waiting list for the water classes, which had both swimming instruction and water exercises. Some of the class members were in their 90s, many just learning to swim.

Significance

A record of activities provided for Legacy widows.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamped on the back: "COPYRIGHT / This photograph many not be / produced without permission / in writing from the / Editor of "The Age" / 250 Spencer Street, Melbourne / Victoria, 3001"

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 3 of a luncheon for Miss Domec Carre's 80th birthday.

Historical information

Three photos of a function held at Legacy House to celebrate the 80th birthday of Miss Enez Domec Carre. Enez was the instructor for the girls' classes 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 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. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991. Photos were taken by Terry Walsh.

Significance

A record of a Legacy function to celebrate the 80th birthday of a lady who worked for Legacy for many years and had a significant impact on the lives of many junior legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue pen on reverse 'Legacy House Luncheon / Thur 31st March 1988 / 80th Birthday - Miss Enez Domec Carre. / L-R L/ Hugh Caffrey, L/ Peter Danby, Enez, L/Pres Alf Argent / Terry Walsh xo'

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of President J. G. Sullivan.

Historical information

Photograph of John G. Sullivan, who was President of Melbourne Legacy in 1992. Appears to be a professional photo taken for use in publications during his term as president. See also 00807 and 00950.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy.

Document, programme - Annual Demonstration 1967

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Printed programme for 1967, colour photo of Melbourne on the cover, white paper with black print.

Historical information

Programme of a Legacy Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall on 6th and 7th October 1967. 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 - 24th Battalion (Gallipoli). Address by Frank Doolan (H27)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White foolscap paper with black type x 5 pages of a speech by L/ Frank Doolan.

Historical information

A copy of an address given to a Legacy luncheon by Legatee Frank Doolan. He speaks of the 24th Battalion and their role at Gallipoli and France. The story of the withdrawal from Gallipoli is interesting. He digresses to relate a story of an evening when he was with a 'VC mate' (assumed to be L/ Donovan Joynt) and they decided to speak to the editor of the Argus, Allan Spowers, about the newspaper's stance against the building of the Shrine of Remembrance. He related the paper published an article two days later in favour of the Shrine project and shortly after so did 'The Age'. The address also relates the return to war in 1939 and the formation of the 2/24th and it fighting in Tobruk. It was absorbed into the 9th division and later a new 2/24th was formed to wear the 'Red and White Diamond'. 'This unit consisted of younger men who had served with the CNF between the wars and included several sons of Legatees and several Junior Legatees. Our President Don, was attached for a short time.' It went on to fight in New Guinea. Legatee Doolan's aim had been to link the 24th battalion with Legacy and suggests the history of the 24th Battalion by Bob Serle was worth reading. He then introduced two other speakers, Squadron Leader Hicks, Conductor of the Royal Australian Air Force Band and Mr John Anderson of AWA. From the speakers record this event was in June 1970. The notation H27 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy. L/ Frank Doolan was part of the archive project around the 1970s.

Significance

A significant account of the withdrawal from Gallipoli and other experiences of the 24th Battalion retold at a Legacy luncheon. Speakers at Legacy luncheons were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H27 in red pen.

Document, article - The Origin and Growth of the Legacy Movement in Australia. (H51)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 photocopy of an article about Legacy published in the Victorian Historical Magazine x 6 pages.

Historical information

A photocopy of an article in the 'Victorian Historical Magazine', 149th Issue August 1967. It was an account of a speech by Legatee Ian Anderson to the Historical Society on 23 May 1967. Legatee Anderson was president of Melbourne Legacy Club in 1964. This is a very good quality account of details of Legacy up to the 1960s. The article outlines the key figures and events in the creation of Legacy in 1923. He mentions 8 of the members at the founding meeting in September 1923 were from the 24th Battalion. The name 'Legacy' was suggested by L/ Frank Selleck. Also the first two years of Legacy focused on the rehabilitation of returned servicemen and finding them work. It was L/ Frank Doolan that proposed the 'real field for the movement's work lay in the care, guidance and encouragement of the families of those comrades who, through death, were themselves no longer there to give those benefits, and that as the children of deceased ex-servicemen were growing up, the cases were increasing in which some deputy was needed to take up among them the work for their deceased fathers, and to act virtually as a guardian or sponsor with the help and advice our dead comrade would have given.' It mentions the Central Liaison Committee, the Co-ordinating Council, the dates of the formation of other clubs, the Code of Legacy, the residences, the annual demonstrations, also the camps and classes provided for children. He quotes L/ Stan Savige in a speech to the Annual Conference in 1950 and also part of the speech given to farewell L/ Savige after his death. The notation H51 in blue pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A highly detailed account of the formation and evolution of Legacy between 1923 and 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H51 in blue pen. Typed 'Extract from Victorian Historical Magazine, 149th Issue - August 1967' on top of first page.

Document, postcard

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

The postcard's image depicts five soldiers standing near a cannon. They are wearing jackets and hats to protect them from the cold as freshly fallen snow rests on the surrounding foliage. A small hole can be seen at the top centre of the card, most likely from a thumb tack.

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. The link to Legacy is not known but there are many postcards are in the collection.

Significance

Postcards were a very common form of communication in the first World War. This postcard also records Gallipoli for those who didn't have cameras. This type of souvenir would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1 and many had served at Gallipoli.

Photo, Legatees

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 6 of Legatees enjoying a social gathering.

Historical information

Photos of a social gathering of Legatees in the garden of a house. Names and date unknown.

Significance

A record of the social benefits of Legatees.

Document, memoir - Slim Wrigley [Bert's story] : Memoir of Legacy widow, Xanthoula Wrigley

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Two .pdf files

Historical information

The story of Herbert (Slim) Wrigley who fought in Greece in 1941 before being injured and captured. He escaped from a PoW camp near Thessaloniki and was sheltered by the Papadopoulos family in Ritini where he met Xanthoula who he ultimately married. His exploits as a partisan are detailed before he returned home to Melbourne in 1944. Xanthoula's life and family are also recorded in detail. Bert and Xanthoula were married in 1951; Bert died in 1995 and was survived by his wife who became a Legacy widow and is still with us in 2018.

Significance

Brings to life the story of one of the people Legacy was set up to help, as well as giving an insight into the consequences of WWII for the people of Australia.

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

375.1 White quarto copy paper, handwritten notes in pencil, two hole punched. 375.2 White foolscap paper, black type, two hole punched. 375.3 White foolscap paper, black type, two hole punched.

Historical information

375.1 Appears to be notes of a meeting with 4 main action points. 1. Offer Thompson list price for furniture. 2. Sewerage work needs to be done now. 3. Number of beds required and to approach Henry Palmer (see separate item). 4. re McVilly -obscure reference. 375.2 "Inventory of Furniture etc." with prices (currently in the house, for purchase from W.G.Thompson). Broken down room by room. Included items such as curtains, vacuum cleaner, roller for the tennis court and a stepladder. 375.3 "Schedule of Equipment" with numbers required to be acquired. Notes in pencil alongside some items.

Significance

A record of prices and quantities of furniture and items required for the first hostel established by Legacy in 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

375.1 Numbered items of actions required. 375.2 Pencil marks and numbers tallying costs 375.3 Tick marks and notes in pencil alongside some items

Booklet - Skeletons in the Cupboard. An Ode on the Vigintiquinquearianism of Melbourne Legacy. 1923 1948.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Booklet containing a poem, brown print on cream paper, made as a souvenir of Legacy's 25th Anniversary Dinner

Historical information

'Souvenir of Melbourne Legacy's 25th Anniversary Dinner held at 9 Darling Street on November 3rd 1948.' A satirical ode written to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Legacy. The author's name isn't recorded. Many Legatees names are mentioned in the story it tells. One of the final stanzas shows the spirit of comradeship and sense of duty. 'Here's to our sweethearts and wives, who can still raise their smiles for us! Here's to our friendships, like star-shells lighting the miles for us! Here's to the kids! May they vigilant be for the freedom we've known, Standing up for the right, standing in with our own . . . Britons within their realm, and the Dominions, our brothers . . . Tackling, if need be, tyrants abroad . . . and, maybe some others.'

Significance

The Legatees celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Legacy with a dinner and this poem was published as a souvenir.

Bookmaker's Bag

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White painted leather bookmaker's bag, with leather strap.

Historical information

Bookmaker's bag used as a prop during Legacy golfing social event to take bets.

Inscriptions & Markings

'R.J. Connell / Victorian Club' painted in black and 'U. Pickem / K.E.R.C.' Handwritten in black on other side.

Document, programme - Comradeship Committee Christmas Carols

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White card with printed navy type of songs for a Comradeship Christmas party.

Historical information

A programme of songs used in a Comradeship Christmas gathering. Contains lyrics of songs including ‘O Come all ye faithful’, ‘Hark the herald angels sing’, ‘Silent night', 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells'. It ends with 'Every good wish to one and all for Christmas and the Coming Year'.

Significance

Comradeship Committee 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 at their Comradeship meetings and in particular singing carols at Christmas time.

Photo, tree planting

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of an event at the Shrine with lone pine tree saplings.

Historical information

These photos are of a gathering at the Shrine of Legatees and a delivery of lone pine saplings on the back of a ute. Legatee George Woodward was present, also a school girl and a veteran. These photos were in an album of photos from 1993. These are the saplings grown from the seeds collected by President Chas Wilks in 1989 (item 01426). Legacy has run a programme since the 1970s of propagating saplings taken from seeds of pine descended from a pine tree from Gallipoli and giving them to various clubs, schools and town councils. Legacy is helping to keep the memory of the Gallipoli "Lone Pine" alive - its spirit living on today. Presentations are made to schools, ex-service organisations and interested bodies by Legacy Clubs in the hope that they will be cherished as a symbol of nationhood and of its just pride, devotion, courage, selflessness and sense of service to others.

Significance

A record of Legacy being involved with distributing saplings in 1993. The lone pine programme was a type of work done by Legatees to keep the memory of Gallipoli and fallen comrades alive.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of events in 1989-90 including Ron Austin at Legacy House.

Historical information

A mix of photos from a folio of photos labelled between 1988 and 1990 (see items 01042 to 01049). One photo of Legatee Ron Austin, a World War 1 veteran, at Legacy house. One photo of George Woodward at a table counting money from an event. One photo of Legatee John Sullivan shaking hands with a man in uniform. He could be receiving a cheque from the man. A view of Swanston St with Legacy flags flying on the poles. A photo of a school ceremony at the Shrine, unsure of they year - probably 1989. Definitely not 1988 or 1990. A photo of a badge seller in a Hawthorn jumper in the Bourke St Mall. In the President's Highlights report of 1989, the caption mentions that Hawthorn footballer Peter Curran helped with the badge selling. A photo of a luncheon function at Legacy house with the speaker addressing a lady. Perhaps thanking her for her service.

Significance

The folio was a record of a summary of the year being on display for the Legatees to look through.

Document - Biography of the late Sir Stanley Savige, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., E.D.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Single white foolscap sheet, black type.

Historical information

Notification of a second meeting of the committee formed to publish a biography of Sir Stanley Savige. See also 00636, 00637.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

'1957' inserted in pencil as the date of the meeting.

Document, report - 78th Report from the President 2001

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour printed president's report from 2001 with photos.

Historical information

In 2003 David Grierson was the president and was about to hand over to Tony Parkes. His report shows pictures from many of the activities the widows are involved in such as exercise classes, walks and the preparation of rosemary sprigs for Anzac Day. The report also recaps events through the year such as outings and camps for the junior legatees, legacy week and the public speaking contest. Up to the 1980s the annual report would usually contain pages containing the Presidents report and photos 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, newsletter - Weekly Bulletin

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

3 foolscap sheets, black print on white.

Historical information

An early example of Melbourne Legacy Club newsletter (No. 265 16/2/1932), covering the activities of Melbourne Legacy Club. Information includes speakers for the weekly Tuesday meetings, the opening of the new Club Rooms at 55 Market Street by the Lord Mayor, personal news of Legatees, and a considerable amount of space devoted to job placement for Junior Legatees, which was proving problematic for boys over 17 years of age. There is also a report by the Chairman of Committees on the activities of the Club, news from other clubs, and a clothing appeal. The overall tone is chatty but informative and the dedication to the welfare of Junior Legatees is obvious. A further sheet is appended with limericks to accompany the concert on 15 March at the Auditorium by Junior Legatees and Legatees, which was held to raise money to equip the new premises..

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, 50th Anniversary

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 6 of the official opening of the 50th Anniversary conference.

Historical information

Six photos of the 50th Anniversary Conference opening, at National Gallery of Victoria in 1973. 00461.1 shows The Governor, Sir Rohan Delacombe, Lady Delacombe, the Legacy President Geoff Handbury and his wife, Helen. Other photos include the Helen Handbury walking with the Governor. 000461.4 is Sir Edmund Herring and his wife Mary. Photos came from an envelope marked P1 Federal Conference 1973 / 50 Year anniversary / 1983 Morewell / 1973 Legacy March ANZAC Day, 50 yr celebration, inclusion in ANZAC Day March authority of RSL". See items 00451,00452,00453, 00454, 00391, 01418 to 01420.

Significance

A record of a Conference Opening to mark the 50th anniversary of Legacy during the Golden Jubilee year 1973.

Inscriptions & Markings

All stamped "This Photograph is with the compliments of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Victoria. Please acknowledge Michael Cheshire" in grey ink. 00454.1 Label on front says "Official Opening of Conference - His Excellency The Governor".

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 12 of a Christmas concert at the Melbourne Town Hall in 1994 and an article in the Answer.

Historical information

A regular event for the widows was a Christmas concert at the Melbourne Town Hall. Often the performers were the RAAF Central Band. Held in December each year. The photos show President Woodward presenting flowers to Gwen Gunn, Vera Lang and Irene Noll. Usually the concert was the time the Widows Clubs presented Legacy with funds raised through their fundraising each year - in this case $16,200 - and the president acknowledges with flowers. The article mentions that over 1,200 widows came together for the concert, and the RAAF Central Band was conducted by Sq. Ldr. Graham Lloyd, and Ivor Lloyd (ex POW from Changi) also performed. 01336.9 has Glad Cozens, in white top on left hand side, sitting with two other ladies.

Significance

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

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 10 celebrating 100th birthday of Annie Townsend.

Historical information

Photos of Annie Townsend at her 100th birthday celebrations in 2003. The function is attended by President David Ford and many other Legacy widows. Rita Davidson is in 779.8 and 779.9 in black and grey stripped dress. The venue is unknown.

Significance

A record of a widow reaching 100 years of age and being celebrated by Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "<No. > Clarendon Photos 0129 / 0135" which is the frame number and place of processing. Frame numbers 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17.

Film - Lord Dunrossil

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cannister - metal, Spool - plastic, Film celluloid.

Historical information

unknown Note: Could not be projected in May 2018 as the spool reel was not compatible with the projector. Its a 'modern' reel size. To be view at a later date.

Significance

Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

Kodak Limited London, bottom of cannister.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of two Legacy widows and a proof sheet.

Historical information

Two Legacy widows posing for a picture, their name badges say: Mary Steege and Grace De La_?. They are possibly Widow club committee members like other photos by this photographer with similar reference numbers. Pg 3 could mean the photo was used in an issue of The Answer. It is assumed that the date was 1991 due to the reference number from the photographic studio 911030B-6 could mean 30 October 1991, along with 00645, 00646, 00647, 00648, 00649, 00651 and 00661 - 00666.

Significance

Photos of the committee members of different Widows clubs were taken by a professional photographer.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on the back from Keesing Photographic with Reference No: 911030B-6. Pg 3 and "B" in pencil.

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2003

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of a stall outside Legacy House.

Historical information

Legacy widows selling handcrafts and items, such as second hand books and jigsaws, outside Legacy House for the launch of Badge Week in September 2003. For many years widows would run a craft stall for Badge Week launch. The poster says: Support Legacy Buy a Badge with a boy playing at the beach. Near the table is a sign saying Legacy Appeal. Same group of photos as those in 2003 and so is the poster. 00610.1 second from the left is Rita Davidson.

Significance

A record of fundraising by the Legacy Widows Clubs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > Clarendon Photos 0106" which is frame number of the negative. Numbers 7 to 10.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

2 x photos, 1 typed note

Historical information

Page of a photo album (Cat.No. 01588), showing two photos. 01592.1 is of Donovan Joynt and (?)Captain Mick Moon, whilst 01592.2 is photograph taken in the early 1940s when they were considerably younger. The note identifies the men in 01592.2 as follows: "Lord Somers, Governor of Victoria (17.7.1939/20.2.1945) at State Government House: Lord Somers with Victoria Cross Winners. Rear row: Joynt, Dunstan, Rodgers, Ingram, Peeler, McNamara, Moon. Front Row: Jacka, Smyth, Somers, Lord Stonehaven (host), Ruthven, Smith."

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Extensive notes on the back of the photograph of Lord Somers with VC winners in blue and black biro identifying the men.

Document - Sir Stanley Savige Memorial Trust No.1 Basic Papers

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap manilla folder, cardboard Enclosed within folder, paper foolscap and quarto Divisions with typed headings cardboard. Shanno clip, metal.

Historical information

The Trust was set up as a memorial to Sir Stanley Savige. The object of the Trust was to further the work of the Junior Legacy movement in Melbourne. Over the first ten years of the trust 248 families were assisted. Includes original Trust Deed, much financial information, contributors and amounts contributed.

Significance

Significant in that the Board of Management of Melbourne Legacy saw fit to commemerate Sir Stanley Savige by one, a biography and two in a manner more fitting, by the establishment of a trust fund, to further the assistance that Melbourne Legacy could give to the families of deceased service personnel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Manilla folder, white sticker with blue and white border with title typed in black and underlined in red. Foolscap,quarto paper, divisions all typed in black ink, headings underlined in red. Some handwritten notes and letters.

Photo, Christmas party

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of a children's train at a Christmas party at Government House.

Historical information

Photograph of Junior Legatees on a motorised train called the Tottenham Flyer in the grounds of Government House in December 1973. 1973 was the Golden Jubilee year for Legacy. Several events were attended by the Governor of Victoria Sir Rohan Delacombe, and this event was hosted at Government House for the children. Government House hosted Christmas parties for Legacy for many years.

Significance

A record of an outing for Junior legatees in the Golden Jubilee year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten 'Legacy Xmas Party at Govt. House 1973' in blue ink on reverse. Stamp '8 Dec 1973' in purple ink. Stamp of copyright belonging to The Age in blue ink.

Document, report - Report to Board Management by Restructures Task Force Dated 6th Septenber 1984

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White A4 paper with black type, 7 page report by the Restructures Taskforce.

Historical information

The report makes recomendations to the Board about matters that were discussed earlier in August 1984 (refer to item 00926). The report also notes that change is not always accepted - it takes courage to make change. It is essential to carefully explain the reasons why to all involved with Legacy activities. The change should be done in an orderly manner. The task force makes 23 recommendations to take Melbourne Legacy into the future. Freehand drawn graph, page 1, shows decine of active Legatees to number of widows from 1980 to 2000.

Significance

Melbourne Legacy accepted that "it would be morally wrong to suddenly and with little warning drop a responsibility". Melbourne Legacy could also see the need for change to survive into the future, and that it was necesary that all those who would be affected by these changes should be made awareof them. Once that goal had been achieved the transition would be made more easily.

Inscriptions & Markings

Various notations/marks in blue biro.