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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
phone
+61 (03) 8626 0500

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293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

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1643 items with images

1643 items with images

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 3 of a HDC camp, a label and an article in the newsletter.

Historical information

Photos from a camp at Somers for handicapped dependents in January 1992. These photos show different camp activities, including arts and craft, eating meals, cleaning up in the kitchen and outside activities. Some appeared in the newsletter in March 1992. 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 Legatees attended this camp 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. 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. Other photos from the camp are at 01560, 01561, and 01562. 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 -Somers / Jan 1992 / Camp Chief: L/ J Hammon / Co-ordinator Julien Hardy-Smith / Photo Eric Wadsworth / 51 J/Ls'

Photo, Olive Tree 1973

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 3 of a tree planting at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Historical information

A photo of the planting of the Olive Tree of Peace in the Western Lawn of the Shrine of Remembrance in 1973. Pencil inscription on reverse says "Frank Doolan planting the commemorative 'Lone Pine' tree for Legacy. Beside him is Geoff Handbury, ___ President and Sir Ed Herring, Sir Fred Schenger (?), Kevin (?), Col Rex Hall, George Cowan. It is to be noted that it was not a lone pine but an olive tree that was planted. Also a photo of Frank Doolan standing by the tree he has just planted. The plaque reads "1923 1973 / This olive tree symbolising peace marks fifty years of Legacy service to the widows of ex-servicemen and their children." 1973 was the Golden Jubilee year of Legacy (see also item 00441).

Significance

A record of events to commemorate the golden jubilee of Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

00442.1 Pencil inscription, some illegible 00442.2 Stamped "This Photograph is the compliments of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Victoria. Please acknowledge / Photo: Michael Cheshire" in black ink.

Document, brochure - Fifty years of service to the Children and Widows of Ex-Servicemen

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Brochure to promote Legacy in 1973, it's golden jubilee year, with a blue and gold cover and black and white photos inside.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material that was issued to inform the public on the work of Legacy in 1973. It includes 'The Story of Legacy' and 'What Legacy does' and 'The Legacy Badge'. 1973 was the 50th Anniversary of Legacy.

Significance

An example of promotional material issued by Legacy in 1973.

Document - In Proud Remembrance - from a speech by Colonel A. N. Kemsley, E.D. at a weekly luncheon of Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White quarto paper x 8 pages of black type of a speech given by Legatee Kemsley.

Historical information

A document containing a speech by Colonel A. N. Kemsley, E.D. at a weekly luncheon at Legacy sometime in the 1950s. He presented details of the initial building of the Shrine and the changes being made to commemorate the second world war, such as the forecourt and new cenotaph and flagpoles. 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 Shrine 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, 01206 - 01212)

Inscriptions & Markings

S6 in red pen

Photo, Widows Sunday 2008

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 2 of widows arriving at a church.

Historical information

A church service for Legacy widows at Scot's Church in Collins St, Melbourne. This is an annual event for Legacy widows at the start of Legacy Week, which is the first week in September. The church used for the service varies, The Scots' Church was the first Presbyterian Church to be built in Victoria.

Significance

A record of a church service for Legacy Widows.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back <No. > Clarendon Photos 1818 which is the frame number and place of processing. Negative numbers 4, 5.

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of a World War I widows' luncheon in 1993.

Historical information

A special luncheon was held for 61 World War I widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as French waiters (or perhaps like Manuel, the Spanish waiter, in Fawlty Towers) to add a bit of humour to the day. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. 1993 was Legacy's 70th Anniversary and the luncheon followed the WWI meeting on Thursday 12th August. Legatee waiters included Lucky Luscombe George Woodward and Alan Woodward (seen in the Answer newsletter article with his mother Myrtle). Ron Austin, a World War I veteran spoke to entertain the ladies.The photos include George Woodward adding a moustache on another legatee. See also 00908 for black and white photos of the same day. The WWI group would meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 at Legacy House for many years until their numbers dwindled.

Significance

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

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo of Legacy widows playing cards at Legacy House.

Historical information

A group of Legacy Widows playing cards at Legacy House. Names and date unknown.

Significance

Legacy provided the opportunity for many gatherings of widows to enjoy social interaction and companionship.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back: 120 0122 N N N 22 (on Kodak Paper)

Booklet - Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White paper booklet with black type x 24 pages of the rules and principles of Legacy and 3 sheets of quarto, loose, pencil notes inside front cover.

Historical information

A copy of the rules and principles of Legacy what were adopted in principle at Newcastle Conference in 1947, then amended in Perth 1948, revised in Hobart 1949. Issued by the Legacy Co-ordinating Council, Melbourne 1952. "The application of these principles and rules to the domestic policy and constitution of clubs is not obligatory, but in order to ensure uniformity and continuity of policy, should be adopted, except in special circumstances".

Significance

The principles and rules in the booklet are adopted policy of Legacy, determined by resolutions of the annual conference.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top RH corner in pencil W.W. Cooper Printed text: Legacy Code of Conduct Legacy Principles and Rules for Guidance for general application The Constitution of Legacy Co-Ordinating Council Issued by Legacy Co-ordinating Council Melbourne 1950. 1950+1952 (hand written in black ink).

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.'

Film - Shrine

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Blue plastic circular tin with fitted reel inside. Lid has a sticker with information about the film. Film is 700 feet at 16mm. Piece of double-sided paper loose inside the tin with information on run time and last checked for inspection.

Historical information

Sound and colour. A film about the Shrine of Remembrance which was made in April 1981 (from the label). Documents the history of the Shrine by interspersing images of war with returned servicemen's marches. The film shows archival images of Australia in 1914 and accounts from WWI, which gave rise to the campaign to build the Shrine in the 1920s. Gen.Sir John Monash, after consulting with Legacy, lent his support and it was opened in 1934 by the Duke of Gloucester, becoming the focus of commemoration in Victoria. The forecourt with the Eternal Flame was added in 1954 to commemorate the fallen of WWII and was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II. Junior Legatees are shown paying their respects at one of their annual commemorations.

Significance

Legacy were instrumental in campaigning for the building of the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid sticker is as follows: KEY NO. 810422 PRINT NO. 1 LENGTH 17 mins TITLE "SHRINE" VICTORIAN FILM CORPORATION 409 KING STREET, MELBOURNE 3000 BOX 4361 MAIL EXCHANGE 3001 03-329 7033 Sticker underneath is as follows to the naked eye: VICTORIAN FILM LABORATORIES VICTORIAN FILM CORPORATION SHRINE G STREET HAWTHORN 8180461 Documentation inside tin is as follows: Side 1: Details, Run 1 BRK 1, 4:12 BRK 2, 8:05 Credits 41, 4:33 TOTAL, 16:50 Side 2: TDX Date Run 1: TO BE DUBBED, 25.4.81 No. of Breaks: 2 Remarks: Fair, Light Int scratches, Light broken scratches Total Duration Run 1: 16.50

Booklet - Legacy / The Code of Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Booklet containing the rules and regulations for Legatees from 1956.

Historical information

A handbook detailing Legacy procedures, principles and guidance.

Significance

This was published so that all Legatees had a ready reference to the expectations of Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Legacy Badge / Legacy / The code of Legacy/ Legacy principles and rules for guidance for general application / The constitution of Legacy Co-ordinating Council / Issued by Legacy Co-ordinating Council Melbourne 1956

Document - Order your Christmas Cards from Legacy 1960

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Order form for Legacy Christmas Cards in 1960 and a sample copy of cards.

Historical information

Legacy raised funds from the sale of Christmas cards for many years. In 1960 the cards were: Swanston St 1861, by Henry Burn Yuletide visit Captain Cook Landing at Botany Bay To the South there is a great land The Star of Bethlehem 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 1960.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Legatee Savige laying a wreath.

Historical information

The photo shows Legatee Savige with a wreath at a war memorial. The location and date are unknown.

Significance

A record of a wreath laying by Stan Savige at a war memorial.

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of a Legacy widows' function with craft items exhibited on tables and a proof sheet.

Historical information

A widows' function, possibly a craft exhibition (some of the same ladies are in 00654 and 00656) or a time when craft items are sold at a trading table. The two ladies behind the trading table could be Vera Lang and Billie Sims. Keesing Photographers took a series of photos on the same day of various ladies. Pg 11 could mean the photo was used in an issue of The Answer. The date is assumed as 1992 due to the reference number from the photographic studio 920609 could mean 9 June 1992.

Significance

Legacy provided the opportunity for many gatherings of widows to enjoy social interaction and companionship.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on the back from Keesing Photographic with Reference No: 920609A-10 Pg 11 A in blue pen.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Judith Bishop and Janine Hunt standing side-by-side wearing very elaborate floor-length dresses.

Historical information

Junior Legatees Judy Bishop (on the left) and Jeanine Shinners (Hunt) dressed for an Annual Demonstration performance. They were taught by Miss E. Domec-Carre and went on to become soloists and then assistants at Girls' Classes. Jeanine later became an active Legatee with SE Group. This photo provides just one example of the beautiful costumes worn by Junior Legacy girls for Legacy's Annual Demonstrations at the Melbourne Town Hall. 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 late 1970'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. Whilst the cost to Legacy was very small, the quality of the work produced was truly professional.

Significance

This photograph is of historical and social significance as it serves as photographic evidence of the work that the Legacy Wives' Association and Junior Legacy Mothers' Club produced over the years.

Photo, Widows function

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of a World War I widows' luncheon in 1992.

Historical information

A special luncheon was held for World War I widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as moustached French waiters to add a bit of humour to the day. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. Legatee waiters included Lucky Luscombe George Woodward and John Stevenson (President in 1993). This photo was used to promote the 1993 WWI widows luncheon. The WWI group would meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 at Legacy House for many years until their numbers dwindled.

Significance

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

Document - Christmas Cards (for fundraising)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A sample of Legacy Christmas Cards from 1973, the golden jubilee year.

Historical information

Legacy raised funds from the sale of Christmas cards for many years. This card was from the golden jubilee year, 1973, when Legacy celebrated it's 50th anniversary. This came from a selection of cards and order forms from 1960-1974 were part of a scrapbook of Legacy material, mostly promotional material, from the 1960s to 1970s.

Significance

An example of fundraising material issued by Legacy in 1973.

Document, programme - 1968 Comradeship Christmas Party Sing-In, Saturday 23rd November 1968

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A programme of songs for a Christmas party on medium paper stock with red text. Contains lyrics of songs including ‘Oh You Beautiful Doll’, ‘Somewhere, My Love’, ‘That Certain Party’, ‘A World of Our Own’, ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘Moonlight Bay’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

Historical information

A programme of songs used in a Comradeship Christmas gathering in 1968.

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.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pencil numbers, ticks and question marks.

Document - Legacy Club Details

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Two pages of Legacy Clubs, their address and meeting times and a cover letter.

Historical information

A letter from Frank Meldrum (?) to Legatee Cyril Smith in May of 1940, to accompany a two page listing of Legacy clubs, their contact details and meeting times. L/- Meldrum was returning to active service. 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 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 seperate records (see 01262 to 01281). The folder was part of an attempt to capture history of Legacy, generally from the 1950s.

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.

Photo, Somers Camp

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of Legatees and senior boys at Big Camp 1970.

Historical information

A photo of a large group of teenage boys and men from Big Camp, January 1970. Big camp was for older Junior Legatees. This is a large group, approx 27 boys and 7 adults. Another item at 00427 also is labelled as 1970.

Significance

A record of Junior Legatee camps.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of photo has typed text over the photo: "Big Camp Jan 10 - 17 1970". On reverse "D / Legacy" written in blue pen.

Film, video tape - Legacy Week Appeal 1974

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White cardboard box with Scotch logo containing a 2 inch wide video tape on a spool, of Keith Stackpole for Legacy Week in 1974.

Historical information

Depicts activities during Legacy Week Appeal 1974. Channel 10 appeal-a-thon.

Significance

A record of a celebrity doing an appeal for Legacy Week.

Inscriptions & Markings

Box, written in black texta Legacy Week Appeal 1974, Keith Stackpole 10 sec. Video Tape no 03-124, Spool, tape no 03-124.

Document - Inventory of Contents of "Holmbush" 1st December 1943

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap sheets x 2 with black type listing the contents of Holmbush.

Historical information

An inventory of domestic items purchased for Holmbush together with their cost when Holmbush was first established as a hostel for Junior Legatees.

Significance

Gives an insight into the early history of one of Melbourne Legacy's residences.

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"

Film, video tape - The Story of Legacy.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cover, white cardboard, rectangle. Adhesive label attached, red &yellow pattern, blue print. Video cassette, black patterned plastic, Label adhesive white paper. Label adhesive paper, red&yellow pattern with blue print. Tape, black magnetic.

Historical information

Tape has not been viewed.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover, adhesive label, 'Legacy caring since 1923', Legacy symbol. Video cassette, 'Insert this side into recorder Do not touch the tape inside, VHS.' Adhesive label Red&yellow patern with blue Legacy symbal. 'Legacy caring since 1923'. Adhesive label, 'The Story of Legacy'

Photo, Fundraising

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of people selling raffle tickets.

Historical information

Two ladies selling raffles tickets to two men at a Legacy Club Golf day as part of fundraising for Legacy, the date is unknown. 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 a fundraising event.

Inscriptions & Markings

In pencil on reverse: Legacy Club Golf Gymkhana. Fair exchange is no robbery. Miss Pat Smith, Miss Peggy Wilkinson selling raffle tickets to H Driscoll and D McKinlay (Vice Pres Legacy).

Photo, Caulfield 1997

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 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. In 1995 a Legacy 'Lone Pine' was planted. President Luscombe laid a wreath at the Lone pine tree. The article in the Answer says: "In spite of a somewhat 'windy' day for out "Back to Caulfield" race day, it was another success. Our President Legatee Brian (Lucky) Luscombe and Mr Peter Lawrence, Chairman of the VATC both made a speech and each laid a wreath at our 'Lone Pine' tree - a descendant of the Gallipoli 'Lone Pine'. Our pine tree was getting blown around ferociously, but its roots are firm - just like Legacy."

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.

Film - The Legacy Story

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Blue metal canister and film on a spool labelled as The Legacy Story. The 16mm film runs for 10 mins 41 secs.

Historical information

Black and white film with sound produced by Southern Cross Films, Perth. It begins with archival film from WWII, explains the meaning and symbolism of the Legacy badge,and shows young girls taking the Legacy oath. There were 1900 orphans in W. Australia and the film explains the origins of Legacy. Perth Legacy's Board of Management is shown and care of children - health and fitness - is explained. Also shown are the January seaside camp activities, annual Christmas picnic with 1000 guests, and a Legatee visiting one of his families with helpful advice. Craig House, Perth Legacy's co-ed residence is featured, followed by the annual presentation of debutantes.

Significance

A visual record of life in the 1950s and the huge number of children to have lost their father in WWII. The commitment of Legacy to giving them a better childhood and the amount of work done by Legatees is impressive.

Inscriptions & Markings

Canister lid exterior, Label, HERSCHELLES FILM LABORATORIES, East Melbourne, Australia SUBJECT, “THE LEGACY STORY’, copy, length 404’ reel no. Canister base exterior, Label from Legacy Club Melbourne. 45 Market St, Melbourne, C.1. Typed label say '16mm Sound film of Perth Legacy's Activities. Purchased by Melbourne Legacy with Perth Legacy's permission and with authority of L/tee Morrie Tonkin and Board of Management of Melbourne Legacy. June 1965. I.E.L.'

Document, letter

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Off-white foolscap paper photocopy of a typed letter from Enez Domec-Carre to Legatee J.M.L. Clarke

Historical information

Photocopy of a typed letter from Enez Domec-Carre to Legatee J.M.L. Clarke, Chairman of Girls' Classes Committee, tendering her resignation effective from 31st December 1970.

Significance

Resignation of Miss Enez Domec-Carre as Chief Instructress of Legacy Girls' Classes after having served Legacy for 36 years.

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Document, minutes - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

One quarto size sheet of copy paper, carbon copy

Historical information

11th meeting of the committee held at Legacy House on 15 July 1960 reveals that 2000 copies of the book had been sold but sales were slowing. Because minutes of the 9th and 10th committee meetings are missing, information on the project is incomplete, but these minutes refer to the fact that the author wanted his loan of $1000 to be refunded, reversing his advice in the minutes of the 15 December 1958. The copy of the financial statement noted as attached to the minutes is missing.

Significance

Gives the first indication of sales results for the book.

Document, programme - Melbourne Legacy, Annual Demonstration 1966

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Navy blue covered programme for the Melbourne Legacy Annual Demonstration held at the Melbourne Town Hall on 28th & 29th October 1966. Plus a single sheet of white paper with typed details of demonstration rehearsal timetable for 1966.

Historical information

A programme for an annual demonstration held in 1966. 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 1980s, 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 an annual demonstration.