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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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1677 items with images

Document, brochure - Legacy. A Meditation (H28) Being an address delivered to Legacy Club, Melbourne by Dr C H Fitts November 1942

Key words

history
speech
speakers

White paper brochure with black type, folded into a 8 page booklet of an address by Dr Fitts.

Historical information

A brochure printed to capture an address given to the Legacy Club, Melbourne by Dr C H Fitts in 1942. The content appears to be about the term 'legacy'. The fact it was printed means it must have been significant to the Legatees. The notation H28 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record of the speech given to Legatees in 1942 and was significant enough to be printed. Speakers at Legacy luncheons were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken on were many and varied.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H28 in red pen, and 'From K J Doolan, 55 Ardie Rd East Malvern' in blue fountain pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows function

Key words

widows
answer
concert

Colour photo x 8 of a Police Band concert in Fitzroy Gardens in 1994 and an article in the Answer.

Historical information

A regular event for the widows was a concert by the Police Band in the Fitzroy Gardens. Held in March for many years. The concert was a success with beautiful weather. Over 740 widows attended. The Victoria Police Concert Band was led by Musical Director, Inspector Michael Pyne. There was a performance by the Police Pipe Band. The photos show the widows sitting in the sunshine and the band including the police drum horse Gendarme. The article about the horse says it was the first appearance by 'Gendarme 5' who took over from another horse that passed away last year. Photos also included Legatee Eddie Jowett with a widow, and Legatee Charles Munnerley and Joan Miller, who both work on the newsletter. Photos were in an envelope marked with 'Victoria Police Concert and Pipe Bands, 7/3/94'

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter

Key words

speakers

819.1 White foolscap letter from J.D. Anthony of Parliament of Australia on House of Representatives letterhead. 819.2 Green quarto copy paper, black type, carbon copy of letter to J.D. Anthony Deputy Prime Minister with notations in pencil and pen. 819.3 Off white letter from J.D. Anthony, Leader of the Country Party on letterhead.

Historical information

A letter to Deputy Prime Minister Doug Anthony inviting him to speak at Legacy and his replies that he couldn't commit at that stage, the notations were updates on further contact with him to try and finalise a date. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects at their Tuesday Luncheons. These documents was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837). The Programme Committee was responsible for organising the speakers.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Notations in blue and black ink..

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document

7 x printed sheets, black on white

Historical information

A toast delivered at a St George's Day dinner at No.9, Darling Street, South Yarra, by Lt. Col. W.D. Joynt, V.C. (see also Cat.No. 01303 and 01305) in the presence of Governor and Lady Delacombe. Joynt reveals himselt as an avowed monarchist and Anglophile, and delivers a stirring address.

Significance

Illustrates the social reach of Melbourne Legacy and Legatees during the 60s.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, programme - Junior Legacy Club Annual Demonstration 1941

Key words

annual demonstration
junior legatee

Printed programme for 1941, cream cover and cream paper with navy text.

Historical information

Programme of a Legacy Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall on 28th October 1941. 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.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - A.M.F. Special Benefits Fund (Circulated for the information of Legatees)

Key words

regulations

White foolscap paper with double sided with black type.

Historical information

Information for Legatees about the availability and administration of funds from the AMF Benefits Fund after the Second World War. Legacy was one of four organisations who were known as Trustee Organisations for the distribution of funds to dependants in necessitous circumstances. The document notes that both the scope and definitions of the AMF is wider than those of Legacy at that time.

Significance

A record that information was published to help Legatees understand the scope of their work.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Olive Tree 1973

Key words

golden jubilee
tree planting

Black and white photo of the tree planting of the olive tree at the Shrine.

Historical information

A photo of the official party at the planting of the Olive Tree of Peace in the Western Lawn of the Shrine of Remembrance in 1973. Although the back of the photo says "Planting of Lone Pine tree" it is believed that it is wrong and this photo belongs with the Olive Tree of Peace photos (see 00478 and 00479). 1973 was the Golden Jubilee year of Legacy. The names on the front of the photo mentions Sir Edmund Herring who was Lieutenant General of Victoria for 27 years, which is deputy to the Governor, so he was probably acting on behalf of the Governor at the ceremony. Herring was a renowned Australian senior officer in World War II. In September 1942 he became commander of New Guinea Force. He also served in World War I, earning the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

"Planting of Lone Pine Tree / Property of Melbourne Legacy", written in black pen. Label on front of photo gives the names: President. L/Geoff Handbury ; Sir Edmund Herring ; L/Kem Kemsley ; L/Rex Hall ; L/George Cowan ; L/Frank Doolan. Stamped "This Photograph is the compliments of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Victoria. Please acknowledge / Photo: Michael Cheshire" in black ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Somers Camp

Key words

somers camp

Black and white photo of children playing tug of war on a beach January 1979.

Historical information

Photograph of a large group of boys playing tug of war on beach. From the inscription it was at Somers Camp in January 1979. Melbourne Legacy provided camps for junior legatees. It started with outings to the property of Legacy founder, Legatee Stan Savige, who had a place in Balnarring. Permanent camp buildings were built and with an association with Lord Somers (Mayor of Melbourne) it was called Somers Camp. The camps gave the children an opportunity of a summer beach holiday with other Legacy children.

Significance

A record of Junior Legatees enjoying an outing or a camp.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Jan 79" in blue pen on reverse. Stamped "Copyright / The Herald and Weekly Times" in blue ink. Stamped "The Property of Melbourne Legacy" in purple ink on reverse.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal

Key words

fundraising
legacy appeal

Black and white photo of Ray Martin for the Legacy Appeal

Historical information

A photo of journalist and TV presenter Ray Martin with a badge tray. The slogan says "Buy a Legacy Badge and stand tall for those who gave it all". It may have been professionally taken to publicise Legacy Week in the newspapers.

Significance

A record of a celebrity being involved in promoting Legacy Week.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Demonstration - Junior Legacy Girls on Stage

Key words

junior legatee
legacy demonstration

Black and white photo of a Legacy Demonstration. Girls in costumes before an audience under a large Legacy sign and torch symbol above the performers.

Historical information

Photograph of a Legacy Demonstration 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

A record of a Junior Legacy Demonstration.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sticky label "Junior Legacy Girls on Stage". 23 in pencil, photographer Leslie Thompson stamp, Property of Melbourne Legacy stamp in purple ink on reverse.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

widows

Black and white proof sheet of Charles Munnerley, Joan Miller and Beryl Billing.

Historical information

Professional photos taken by Keesing Photographic of Charles Munnerley, Joan Miller, a group of widows at Widows' Club meeting and Beryl Billings. Some of these photos were used in editions of The Answer. Charles was the Committee Chairman in the 1990s and compiled editions of The Answer (see 00850). Joan Miller was the Widows Committee Coordinator for many years, with a regular column in The Answer (see 00849). The photo of Beryl Billing is at 00633. The widows club meeting is at 00TBC. Handwritten on the proof sheet is 910319 which is assumed to be the date 19 March 1991.

Significance

A record that professional photographers took photos for use in publications.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written on back "200%" in red pen. Label of Keesing Photographic on the back.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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

Key words

legacy promotion
badge appeal
legacy week

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

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, programme - Comradeship Mid-Year Party “Barefoot Days” - Sunday, 8th July, 1990

Key words

comradeship

Two pieces of paper with black type on one side only. Two punched holes on each sheet.

Historical information

Programme and song sheet for Melbourne Legacy comradeship party. Includes names of Legatees, songs sung and words to song “Barefoot Days”. 00070.1 Comradeship Mid-Year Party programme 00070.2 Barefoot Days songsheet

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Australian War Memorial

Key words

junior legatee outing
australian war memorial

Black and white photo of junior legatees at the Australian War Memorial, white paper label attached.

Historical information

Photographs of Junior Legatees at the Australian War Memorial. Melbourne Legacy arranged many events for Junior Legatees to experience. For many years the H. and D. Florance Foundation supported a trip for two junior legatees from each state to travel to Canberra. It was with a group of photos from 1990/91 in a folio with paper labels. See also 00448 for another example of when two junior legatees from each state was chosen to travel to Canberra also with the Florance Foundation.

Significance

A record of one of the outings provided for Junior Legatees by Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Yellow paper label: "Children of Legacy are taken on a special visit to the Australian War Memorial" in black type. On the back a handwritten paper label: "Florance Foundation Visit, 1988 / Melbourne Representatives Back row far left Andrew Mason / Back row far right Shannon Benedict

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Junior Legacy classes

Key words

legacy demonstration

Black and white photo of 4 boys exercising on parallel bars.

Historical information

Photograph of 4 Junior Legacy teenage boys using parallel bars. For many years Legacy provided gymnastics classes for Legacy boys and girls at Legacy House. Their skills and prowess were exhibited at the Annual demonstration. The names from left to right are: Don Scott, Bruce Grigg, Douglas Grigg and Roger Falahey. The date could possibly be 1951 due to the text 51 on the back.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy class preparing for a Legacy demonstration.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on reverse: the boys names in blue pen. Illegible mark and 51 - it may be 1951?

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, newsletter - Legacy Newsletter (For the members of the Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club)

Key words

newsletter

Black typed newsletter x 15 editions from 1981 to 1983, No 125 to 142, each edition 6 foolscap pages. No 125, 28 January 1981 No 126, 30 March 1981 No 127, 25 May 1981 No 128, 27 July 1981 No 129, 28 September 1981 No 130, 27 November 1981 No 131, 28 January 1982 No 132, 29 March 1982 No 133, 28 May 1982 No 134, 29 July 1982 No 135, 28 September 1982 No 136, 26 November 1982 No 137, 31 January 1983 No 138, 31 March 1983 No 139, 30 May 1983 No 140, 29 July 1983 No 141, 30 September 1983 No 142, 30 November 1983

Historical information

Examples of Melbourne Legacy Club newsletters, covering the activities of Melbourne Legacy Widows' Club. Information includes a notice from the Chairman of the Widows' Committee, dates of meetings, possible day trips and theatre outings, and cruises. The ladies were welcome to attend monthly meetings, card afternoons, indoor bowls competitions, outings and tours, plus the annual fete and Christmas concert. The first edition of the newsletter was in 1960, previously there had been a quarterly magazine but the distribution was limited, they changed to a 4 page newsletter format to reach more of the widows. Various pages of interest have been added to show different news items. Other editions haven't been scanned.

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Film, video tape - The Story of Legacy.

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'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Demonstration

Key words

junior legatee
annual demonstration

Black and white photo x 23 of the Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration held at the Olympic Pool Stadium on Friday, 6th October, 1961 and Saturday, 7th October, 1961.

Historical information

Melbourne Legacy, Junior Legatees conducted Annual Demonstrations/Parades from 1928 through to the late 1970's, usually at the Melbourne Town Hall. These photos are at the Olympic Swimming Pool, which was used in 1959 to 1962. 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. 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.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter

Key words

holmbush administration

364.1 White quarto notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting, two hole punched. 364.2 White quarto notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting two hole punched. 364.3 White quarto notepaper, lined, black ink handwriting two hole punched.

Historical information

364.1, 364.2 Letter dated 8th February 1943 from F H Adams of Factory Road Yarragon, to apply for the position of housemaster of the Legacy Hostel. He served for 12 years in the regular army and attained the rank of Captain. Serving part time in the V.D.C. as Battalion Commander. He mentions recent work on his brother-in-law's dairy farm while he was serving in the A.I.F. but now returned with injuries meaning the farm would be sold. His wife served as a nurse in WWI and is capable of teaching cooking, dressmaking and piano playing. They have one son currently 11 years old. 364.3 A letter dated 18 February 1943, from F.H. Adams thanking Legacy for the interview.

Significance

A record of written correspondence regarding job applications in 1943.

Inscriptions & Markings

364.2 Signed F. H. Adams 364.3 Signed F. H. Adams

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, postcard - Like the boomerang may you quickly come back.

Key words

world war one

Postcard with a boomerang stapled to the front, also the image of a kookaburra.

Historical information

Sometimes called a sweetheart postcard, it was a way of sending thoughts to the troops overseas. The printing on the rear implies it was sent with a hamper to the troops overseas. The text and poem on the front says : 'Like the boomerang may you quickly come back. / To wish you a Speedy, Safe and Sure Return. This hamper is sent you with greetings sincere, And the hope that its contents will bring you "good cheer"; While you're doing your bit, we are thinking of you And we'll welcome you home when you've seen the job through, In the meantime just send us a message to say You've received this all right if you find it OK.' Was with other World War 1 memorabilia that has come from Private John Basil McLean, 2nd Reinforcements, 37th Battalion, A.I.F. There was a large collection of postcards so he may have been collecting them as souvenirs. 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. His full war record is available from AWM. 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.

Significance

A record of correspondence with the troops in World War 1 and sending good wishes with a hamper. This type of experience would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back is' Postcard / Per Hamper Mail / From Griffiths Bros, Syd / To An Australian Hero / on Active Service ABROAD'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

Key words

savige book

Two typewritten/printed quarto sheets, one on plain paper and the other on blue letterhead, black on white.

Historical information

Informs major stakeholders of the progress of the book up to 31 March 1959, a year after the author began work. Notes that the book will contain 250 pages, 36 photos, 11 maps and will cost 25/- per copy.

Significance

Further details of the progress of the project.

Inscriptions & Markings

Draft: "Messrs Lyell-Owen Pty Ltd" handwritten in blue ink in #5. Letterhead: "Copies sent by Govan Cox to:- Main Committee Members, All Donors" pencilled in below the letterheading.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

past presidents
widows

Colour photo of President Ray Ward and an elderly widow.

Historical information

Photograph of Ray Ward who was President of Melbourne Legacy in 1996 and an elderly widow - her badge says "Legacy Widows Club Mrytle Ingram??" and possibly Hastings as the club name. Appears to be a professional photo taken at the same time as the individual picture of Ray at 00978. It appears to be at the widows luncheon at the Hyatt that follows the annual Widows Sunday service at the Shrine. See also 00887.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten "B&W 50%" in blue pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows function

Key words

widows

Black and white photo of 4 Legacy widows at Legacy House 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 00655) or a time when craft items are sold on trading tables. Second from left is Billie Sims, the other names are unknown (though the lady on the left could be Vera Lang - see 000664). 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-19.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2003

Key words

legacy appeal
fundraising
badge week

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.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, programme - Children's Annual Demonstration 1935

Key words

annual demonstration
junior legatee

Printed programme for 1935, light brown cover and cream paper with brown text.

Historical information

Programme of a Legacy Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall on 20th November 1935. 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.

Inscriptions & Markings

On the cover in blue hand writing 'Aaron Beattie'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter - Copy For Information:

Key words

speakers

Yellow A4 copy paper, carbon copy of a typed letter to Sir John Leahy, with handwritten pencil updates.

Historical information

This is a copy of a letter to Sir John Leahy in 1986 inviting him to speak at a Legacy luncheon, it was then used as a draft in 1990 for another invitation, this time to Senator Jocelyn Newman, Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs. Note that women were now being invited to speak at Tuesday luncheons. Legatees met regularly and had guest speakers to entertain and inform on different subjects at their Tuesday Luncheons. This document was from a file of information about guest speakers (see also 00812-00822 and 00829-00837). The Programme Committee was responsible for organising the speakers.

Significance

A record that the speakers at Legacy functions were from very different walks of life and the subjects spoken about were many and varied. This draft to Senator Jocelyn Newman shows that from 1990 women were invited to speak at Legacy Luncheons. Refer to item 00816 para 3 in regard to changing attitudes.

Inscriptions & Markings

Dated 25 March 1986, edits in pencil.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Ceremony at the Shrine

Key words

anzac commemoration for students
wreath laying ceremony

Black and white photo of schools ceremony at the Shrine.

Historical information

A Legacy ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. One of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" events, usually held just prior to ANZAC Day.

Significance

A record of a ceremony for school students at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in pencil "1946 School's ceremony / President Doug Craig (at mic) / Jim Gillespie / Syd Birrell. In blue pen "Norman Smith I.L.C." Stamped Copyright Herald Feature Service in purple ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, menu card - 1998 Legacy National Conference farewell luncheon

Buff coloured marbled paper, black printing

Historical information

Menu for the luncheon held at "Powerhouse" to mark the end of the 1998 National Conference, with entertainment by 'Anything Goes' musicians, and piper Mr Ian McKenzie. The simplicity of the menu (Veal Parmigiana or Roast Pork, and Blackforest dessert) is in marked contrast with menus from the earlier years of Legacy which featured more courses and items described in French, with matching wines. The menu was probably produced and photocopied in-house rather than sent out for printing. Past President Legatee D.J. Simonson was responsible for the organisation of the entire conference.

Significance

Part of the significant milestone represented in these proceedings.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Book - We of the Never-Never by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn

Red plastic covered card cover, grey dust cover with dark blue printing, black and white photo plates. Newspaper clippings glued inside front pages, including a photograph of four of the principal characters, no date or newspaper name.

Historical information

A copy of the book 'We of the Never Never' that was donated to Legacy by the author Jeannie Gunn. We of the Never Never is an autobiographical novel by Jeannie Gunn first published in 1908. Although published as a novel, it is an account of the author's experiences in 1902 at Elsey Station near Mataranka, Northern Territory in which she changed the names of people to obscure their identities. She published the book under the name Mrs Aeneas Gunn, using her husband's first and last name.

Significance

A record that Legacy was given a copy of a highly successful book by its author.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten: Sincerely yours / Jeannie Gunn / For the Legacy Club / -Melbourne Sept.1.1938-

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

shrine of remembrance
statue

Colour photo x 2 of the 'Man with the Donkey' statue at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Historical information

Two photos of the statue at the Shrine of a man and a donkey. It was erected in commemoration of the valour and compassion of the Australian solider by the Red Cross Society. These photos were taken at the same time as views of the Legacy Garden and the plaques at the base of trees at the Shrine of Remembrance. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record of a statue at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on reverse '<No. > Jun 21.00' and negative numbers 8 and 9. So same roll of film as 01558.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne