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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.

Contact Information

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

Contact

Location

293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

1841 items with images

1841 items with images

Audio recording, tape - Formal opening of Legacy Week by His Excellency The Governor of Victoria the Honourable Sir Henry Winneke.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A audio recording on a clear plastic spool in a cardboard box with the Karion logo.

Historical information

A recording of the formal opening of Legacy Week by His Excellency The Governor of Victoria The Honourable Sir Henry Winneke K.C.M.G., O.B.E., Q.C. on 2 September 1974

Significance

A record that the Governor's speech launching Legacy week was of importance that it was recorded for future reference.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label, radio tape, posted 2nd/9th recieved 10th (hand written). Klarion Enterprises Proprietry Regent House, 63 Kingsway, South Melbourne 3205, Australia, Phone. Formal opening of Legacy Week by His Excellency The Governor of Victoria The Honourable Sir Henry Winneke K.C.M.G., O.B.E., Q.C. Melbourne. 2/9/74

Audio recording, tape - Funeral Service Late Mr F J Doolan.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black plastic cassette cover with white plastic cassette with red and white label.

Historical information

The recording of the funeral service of the late Legatee Frank J Doolan.

Significance

Significant in that Legatee Doolan was a founding member of Melbourne Legacy and active for many years in different capacities, including the original archive project.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cassette cover, title Funeral Service-late Mr F J Doolan. The words 'realistic low noise 120'. Cassette, Radio Shack, Funeral Service Legatee F J Doolan. Realistic, low noise,120.

Badge - Badges from World War One

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Seven assorted badges collected by J B McLean. Two returned from active service AIF badges. A kangaroo badge on a blue enamel circle with the word ANZAC. Badge with the arms of Ypres surmounted by a crown. A pin with a field canon and a motto in latin. A pin with the Australian coat of arms from HMAS Australia sailing in the Great Fleet in 1916. A medallion with the Australian naval flag and the Union Jack.

Historical information

A variety of badges that once belonged to J B McLean some are souvenirs and a couple are from the A.I.F. The badges for those returned from active service could be worn by soldiers and nurses who returned to Australia from active service and were honourably discharged. From information found online: The badge from Ypres is known as a sweetheart badge. Often produced post war as a souvenir. It is the arms of the city of Ypres/Ieper. The crown over the shield is called a "mural crown" and is often seen as part of the arms of cities and towns. The phrase 'sweetheart brooch' is commonly used, but is misleading, as it was not only 'sweethearts' that wore them. These were 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).

Significance

This is an example of badges held by an ex soldier.

Inscriptions & Markings

01122.1 On the front 'Issued by Dept of Defence. Returned from Active Service. Australian Military Forces. A.I.F.'. On the reverse '188589 Stokes and Sons Melb' 01122.2 'ANZAC' written in silver, on the reverse 'AJC Sterling' 01122.3 'Ypres' 01122.4 A latin phrase: 'Ubique constru stabiles Australia'. It could translate as 'everywhere together and trust'. 01122.5 On the front 'Grand Fleet. H.M.A.S. Australia 1916' 01122.6 On the front 'Issued by Dept of Defence. Returned from Active Service. Australian Military Forces. A.I.F.' On the reverse '117083 ? Perth' 01122.7 on the reverse 'Imitation'.

Badge - Royal Dublin Fusiliers Regiment cap badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Regiment cap badge. It is a bi-metal badge in the form of a fused (or flaming) grenade, on the brass ball of which is a white metal Royal Tiger above an elephant (both in white metal). At the base a white metal scroll bearing the title 'ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS'.

Historical information

A badge that once belonged to J B McLean, he could have brought it back from World War as a souvenir. From information found online: 'The Royal Dublin Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which recruited in the east of Ireland. Created in 1881 by the amalgamation of two former East India Company regiments, it was disbanded in 1922 on the establishment of the Irish Free State.' These were 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).

Significance

This is an example of souvenir retained by an ex soldier.

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Badge - R.S.S.I.L.A. Member Badges

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Enamel badges from the R.S.S.I.L.A. The centre of the badge shows a sailor and a soldier in raised detail. A blue enamel circle surrounds the central detail and has 'RETURNED SAILORS & SOLDIERS / IMPERIAL LEAGUE' in gilt lettering. The outer edges of the badge are white enamel with a floral spray to the top left and right of the blue circle. At the bottom of the badge is a red enamelled scroll with 'AUSTRALIA' written in gilt lettering. On the reverse of the badge are soldered two brass lugs with a split pin attached for securing the badge to clothing.

Historical information

Two member badges from the The Returned Sailors, Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (RSSILA). The number 68 on the front could be 1968 as it is detachable and could be updated each year. The badge with 1921 could be the year of membership. The member number is engraved on the rear. The shield design is symbolic of the protection provided to those who wear it. Within the badge, red represents the blood ties of war that exist between comrades; white stands for the purity of the motives in joining the league – to render service without personal gain or ambition; and blue indicates a willingness to serve a comrade anywhere under the blue sky. The wattle represents Australia, with the leek, the rose, the thistle and the shamrock standing for Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland respectively. The RSSILA was the precursor to the Returned Services League (RSL) and provided support for returned servicemen after World War One. Worn by members of the Returned Sailors, Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, those eligible being members of all services, both wars, including nurses, who have returned from active service outside Australia. These were 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).

Significance

The RSSILA was an important organisation for ex-servicemen and many Legatees would have been members.

Inscriptions & Markings

01124.1 Front has '68' and 'Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia'. On the reverse 'V92210 Badge remains the property of League'. 01124.2 Front has '1921' and 'Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia'. On the reverse 'R 3871' and 'C.C Roeszler and Son Pty Ltd Melb.'

Badge - Volunteer Tag

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Volunteer Helper cloth tags worn to identify Badge Day collectors in three different styles.

Historical information

These are three examples of Melbourne Legacy Volunteer Helper identification tags/badges. They were given to volunteers when they were selling Legacy badges and collecting donations for Badge Week. The dates are unknown, though believed to be before 2000. A photo showing a volunteer in 1996 wearing a tag is included for reference. Photos of badge sellers after 2000 have different tags or none at all. They were in an envelope labelled 'For Archive / Historic Legacy Volunteer Badges' and were with marketing material from the 1990s to 2009, see items 01240 to 01260. The collection shows the types of marketing materials that were produced and the celebrities that were helping Legacy.

Significance

Examples of promotional material and material needed for fundraising issued by Legacy. Part of an early attempt to create an archive of Legacy material. It was in a collection of marketing material from the 1990s to 2000s.

Badge - Melbourne Legacy Widow Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold lapel pin of the Legacy torch with red enamel containing the words Melbourne Legacy Widow.

Historical information

An example of a Melbourne Legacy Widow's Badge. These were worn by widows to identify themselves at events. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of the badge given to widows when they join Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'Stokes Badges' on reverse.

Badge - Intermediate Legacy Club Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold lapel pin of the Legacy torch with blue enamel containing the words Intermediate Legacy Club.

Historical information

An example of a Melbourne Intermediate Legacy Club Badge. The pin has a cover that screws onto the shaft of the pin to keep it in place. ILC was formed from junior legatees who had become too old for the usual junior legatee activities. It was most active from the 1930s to 1950s. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. 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 the badge worn by Intermediate Legacy Club members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'Stokes' on reverse.

Badge - Melbourne Legacy Widow Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold brooch of the Legacy torch with red enamel containing the words Melbourne Legacy Widow mounted on a gold bar with a brooch pin.

Historical information

An example of a Melbourne Legacy Widow's Badge. These were worn by widows to identify themselves at events. Although the date is unknown it is an earlier example of the badge than the lapel pin at 01701. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of the badge given to widows when they join Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted with 'Stokes Melb' on reverse.

Badge - Junior Legacy Melbourne Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold lapel stick pin x 12 of the Legacy torch with blue enamel containing the words Junior Legacy Melbourne.

Historical information

Examples of a Junior Legacy Melbourne Badge. These were worn by junior legatees. The age of the pins are not known. One has a safety device to protect wearers from the sharp point of the pin. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of the badge given to junior legatees when they joined Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'Stokes' on reverse.

Badge - Junior Legacy Melbourne Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Tarnished lapel stick pin of the Legacy torch and the words Junior Legacy.

Historical information

An example of a Junior Legacy Badge, it has tarnished to this dark colour. These were worn by junior legatees. The age of the pin is not known, though it appears older than the 10 pins at 01704. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of the badge given to junior legatees when they joined Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'Stokes Melb' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Shield Team Shoot Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold badge x 2 of the Legacy torch with black, red and white enamel containing the words Legacy Shield Team Shoot.

Historical information

An example of a Legacy badge issued to participants in a competition. Details of this contest are unknown at this stage. Possibly an event organised by Legacy for junior legatees or as a social event for Legatees. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of a badge made for a sporting competition that Legacy participated in.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'AT Webb Son' or 'Webb Melb' on reverse. One has been inscribed with the year 1953 (63?)

Badge - I help Legacy Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Round metal badge with blue background, the Legacy torch and a yellow map of Australia. It says 'I help Legacy. Vets Connect. Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Ride around Australia 1996 in support of Legacy.'

Historical information

A badge that was produced to promote a Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle ride around Australia in 1996 in support of Legacy. An article in Trove shows a VetAffairs newsletter in July 1996 saying that 110 Vietnam veteran bikers spent 46 days in May and June 1996 riding over 14,000 kms to connect with veterans around the country. The Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle Club organised the ride to raise awareness for Legacy who was looking after more than 122,000 widows and 2,000 children throughout Australia. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

A record of an event in 1996 that supported Legacy organised by the Vietnam Veterans' Motorcycle Club.

Badge - War Orphans Appeal Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Round metal button badge with white background and the Legacy torch and wreath in a stapled in cardboard and plastic cover.

Historical information

An example of a War Orphans Appeal button badge. These badges were a precursor to the Legacy Badge appeals that occur annually. The age of this badge is not known, possibly from the 1940s. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

An example of an early Legacy badge that was sold in the 1940s to raise money for war orphans.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed in red text 'War orphans appeal. Lest We Forget. 1/-'

Badge - Set of pre-decimal Legacy Appeal Badges

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A set of Legacy Appeal badges with Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966 and a leaflet from 1964.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Also a leaflet from 1964 showing the styles and colours of badges and their donation value. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold in the 1960s to raise money for Legacy's work.

Inscriptions & Markings

White oval badge has '£1 AJ Parkes Brisbane' on reverse. Brown badge has '£25 Angus and Coote' on reverse. Pale blue badge has '£50 Angus and Coote' on reverse. Green oval badge has '£10 "Parxite 77" AJ Parkes Brisbane' on reverse.

Badge - Legatee Frank Alsope's Member Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Round metal badge with white background, red border and 'Frank Alsope 41' in blue text.

Historical information

An example of a Legatee's badge. These badges were issued to all Legatees to show their name. The number 41 appears to be Legatee Alsope's membership number, which shows that initially members kept track of the order in which they were accepted into Legacy. In the early years of Legacy, membership was restricted to a limited number of members and to those that had skills and abilities that were required. Legatee badges are still circular in shape.

Significance

An example of an early Legacy badge that Legatees wore.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed in blue text 'Frank Alsope 41'

Badge - Intermediate Legacy Club Ladies Cloth Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cloth badge of the Legacy torch stitched on pale blue fabric containing the words Intermediate Legacy Club - Ladies.

Historical information

An example of a Melbourne Ladies Intermediate Legacy Club Badge that was stitched onto clothes. ILC was formed from junior legatees who had become too old for the usual junior legatee activities. It was most active from the 1930s to 1950s. This badge came from a donation of material from a former Junior Legatee, Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg). She was involved with the Ladies ILC. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. 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.

Significance

A record of the cloth badge worn by Intermediate Legacy Club members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embroidered with 'Intermediate Legacy Club - Ladies'

Badge - I helped Legacy to care!

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Round metal badge with blue diamond on green background, the Legacy torch and a text in coloured boxes. It says 'I helped Legacy to care!'

Historical information

A badge that was produced to promote Legacy. Date unknown but possibly 1980s or 1990s. It was part of a collection of Legacy items from Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg), a former junior legatee. Valma was accepted into Junior Legacy club in 1940.

Significance

A record of a badge promoting Legacy.

Badge - Junior Legacy Club Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Bronze lapel pin x 2 with the Legacy torch and the words Junior Legacy Club in dark blue enamel. Each badge has a post and a separate butterfly clutch.

Historical information

An example of a Junior Legacy Badge. These were worn by junior legatees. The age of the pin is not known, though it appears older than the 10 pins at 01704. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. It was part of a collection of Legacy items from Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg), a former junior legatee. Valma was accepted into Junior Legacy club in 1940.

Significance

A record of the badge given to junior legatees when they joined Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Junior Legacy Club

Badge - Junior Legacy Leader Cloth Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cloth badge of the Legacy torch stitched on blue fabric containing the words Junior Legacy - Leader.

Historical information

An example of a Junior Legacy Club Badge that was stitched onto clothes. It appears to be a manufacturers sample. Junior Legatees could have had badges like this on their outfits for the classes held by Melbourne Legacy for many years. Outfits were provided for the children by Melbourne Legacy.

Significance

An example of the cloth badge worn by Junior Legacy Club members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embroidered with 'Junior Legacy - Leader'

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - $10,000

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Gold brooch issued to donors of $10,000 or more during Badge appeals in the 2000s.

Historical information

An example of a badge issued by Legacy to generous donors during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. Approximate date for the badge was during campaigns in early 2000s to 2020. The badge was given in return for donations of $10,000. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of a Legacy badge that was issued in the early 2000s for donations over $10,000 for Legacy's work.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed with the word 'Legacy'

Badge - Intermediate Legacy Club Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Lapel pin of the Legacy torch with blue enamel containing the letters I.L.C.

Historical information

An example of a Melbourne Intermediate Legacy Club Badge. ILC was formed from junior legatees who had become too old for the usual junior legatee activities. It was most active from the 1930s to 1950s. This badge came from a donation of material from a former Junior Legatee, Valma Hutchinson (nee Wigg). She was involved with the Ladies ILC. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. 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.

Significance

A record of the badge worn by Intermediate Legacy Club members.

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted 'Stokes' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - £25

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, of gold metal with dark brown enamel.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was £25. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved '£25' and imprinted 'Angus & Coote 9ct' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - £50

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch and wreath issued prior to 1966, of gold metal with pale blue enamel.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy prior to 1966 for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was £50. The symbol of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Examples of early Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work. These were before decimal currency was issued in 1966.

Inscriptions & Markings

Engraved '£50' and imprinted 'Angus & Coote 9ct' on reverse.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal pin with the Legacy torch, it is silver with blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The date and donation value is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal pin with the Legacy torch, it is silver with blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The date and donation value is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. This badge does not have the laurel wreath which makes it unusual.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal pin with the Legacy torch, it is gold with white enamel around a torch, blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The date and donation value is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them. This badge does not have the laurel wreath which makes it unusual.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal pin with the Legacy torch, it is gold with blue enamel around the word Legacy and red enamel in the flame.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The date and donation value is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - $2

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch, it is gold with white enamel around a torch and around the word Legacy with red enamel in the flame. It is a rectangular shape.

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was $2. The date is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the reverse 'A J Parkes / Brisbane / $2'.

Badge - Legacy Appeal Badge - $2

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Legacy Appeal badge with the Legacy torch, it is gold with white enamel around a torch and around the word Legacy with red enamel in the flame. It is an elongated hexagonal shape

Historical information

An example of badges issued by Legacy for fundraising during the Legacy Appeal and Badge Week. The donation value was $2. The date is not known. The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.

Significance

Example of Legacy badges that were sold up to raise money for Legacy's work.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the reverse 'A J Parkes / $2'.