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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

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Location

293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

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1640 items

1640 items

Audio recording - ABC Broadcast 1956 Kokoda Trail

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cannister - metal, Spool - plastic, Tape - celluloid.

Historical information

Unknown

Significance

Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

VP785

Audio recording - Any at Communication

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Metal cannister with reel and audio tape inside (no perforations present). Note loose inside container, detailing information on the audio recording. Visible tape marks on lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of lid is as follows: VP 819 Note is as follows: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION TAPE IDENTIFICATION SLIP All material contained in this recording is subject to copyright control. Its use is PROHIBITED for any purpose other than that authorised by the A.B.C. TITLE: Any at Communication Heard at Legacy 17.5.62 State Film Carl 27.6.62 REEL:V.Good TAPE NUMBERS: VP819 REC 19-4-62

Audio recording - Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, cardboard, square, blue background, yellow and white print. Rear of box, white background, blue print. Spool, clear plastic. Tape, magnetic, brown. Green leader tape. Paper, note re Doctor Normans' address.

Historical information

Appears to be an interview recorded at Legacy House of L Ron Isherwood. No further details known.

Inscriptions & Markings

Box, Legacy, handwritten in blue biro. Philips, yellow print, philips logo,red and yellow. Ruban magnetique, bande mince, type re 957 long 540 metres in white print. No titre, date, blue print. Rear of box, Sir Owen Dixon, WMC Radford, KC Clarke, handwritten in pencil and crossed out. 3/8/73 Interview at Legacy House L Ron Isherwood, handwritten in black biro. Spool, calibrations 0-10, Philips, 1, 2. Note, black type, Legacy. Please note that the first two or three minutes of Doctor Normans' address were erased when our reporter recorded an interview with him later.

Audio recording - Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, square, cardboard, red and white background. Spool, clear plastic. Tape, magnetic, brown.

Historical information

Tape has not been played.

Inscriptions & Markings

Box, Recording tape for magictape recorders,Pyrox LTD. 14-36 Queensberry St. Melbourne 18 Albion St. Sydney Sound- recording Tape 60 minutes twin track. For use with magictape recorders.All in blue print The Official Magictape in white print on a dark blue background. Title Melbourne Legacy,speed 7 1/2" per sec, in blue biro. Various recordings listed with times in blue ink. Spool. Side no1, side no 2, Magictape made in Australia. Tape.

Audio recording - "ABC Broadcast 1958." "The Story of the Yarra."

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Square cardboard box, front with black with red and white print. Rear, white background with black print. Clear plastic spool with magnetic tape.

Historical information

The label on the tape reel says '1958 ABC Anzac OBS' in pencil. Until it is played that is the only clue to the contents.

Significance

TBC

Inscriptions & Markings

Box, Pyrox in red print. Special sound recording tape for highest frequency response. Black Magic Tape. The latest and best Recording Tape, in white print. Rear of Box, Pyrox, Black- Magic-Tape, the ultra in sound recording tape, suitable for all tape recorders, this reel contains:- Supplies available from Pyrox Ltd., 14-36 Queensberry St., Melbourne and at Sydney, in black print. Spool, clear plastic, VP785 in white ink. '1958 ABC Anzac OBS' hand written in pencil on white sticker.

Audio recording - Legacy in Vic conf 17/6/67 (2)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cover, square, colour red with white circles descending in circumference,mainly black print, some red and white print. BASF logo in white on red background. Box, colour white, black type, 3 sides of box are right angles, top side angled across and down at approximately 10 degrees. Spool,clear plastic circular. Tape magnetic.

Historical information

From the note on the box it is a tape of the Victorian State Conference in 1967. This recording has not been played.

Significance

A record that the Legatees felt their Conferences were worth recording for future reference.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover front and rear, Magnetophoneband, BASF Typ LGS 52, 360m, 1200 feet printed in black type. Standard band, standard tape printed in red, BASF printed in white. Side of cover Made in Germany, 360m Standarband, 18cm Spule, white print. Spool, handwritten on white paper,blue biro, Tape 2 State Conference 1967. Stamped Made in Australia, length of tape calibrated in imperial measurement Magnetic Tape, brown green "leader".

Audio recording - ABC Broadcast April 24th 1957

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

An audio recording on a clear plastic spool of an Annual Anzac Commemoration Service for Students in 1958 in a cardboard box with the Mastertape logo.

Historical information

Legacy hold an Anzac Commemoration Service for Students every year. For many years it was simultaneously broadcast on the ABC radio stations around the State for students that could not attend. This tape has not been played but presumably from the date it is a recording of the broadcast of the 1959 service.

Significance

A record that the Anzac service for students was of significant importance that it was broadcast on the ABC.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top of box. Mastertape, M.S.S. Recording company Ltd., in red print The master sound system in blue print. Poyle Farm, colnbrook, Bucks, England in blue print. Type PM15 Bottom Box, handwritten, black ink Anzac OBS COMTE. In blue ink, A.B.C. Broadcast April 24th 1957. In pencil, Simpson and the donkey. Spool M.S.S. side no1 no2. Tape, magnetic

Audio recording - Annual Dinner 1958

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

An audio recording on a clear plastic spool of an Annual Dinner in 1958 in a cardboard box with the Mastertape logo.

Historical information

The tape has not been played but presumably is a recording of part of the Annual Dinner held in 1958 due to the label.

Significance

A record that Legatees felt their meetings were worth recording for future reference.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed with Mastertape M.S.S. recording company LTD. Type in red print. PM15, BW2.561, stamp. The master sound system, Poyle farm, Colnbrook, Bucks, England in blue print Torn cardboard, Annual Dinner 1958.

Audio recording, tape - Legacy Week 1968. Formal Opening by his Excellency The Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box,cardboard. Spool, plastic. Tape, plastic film.

Historical information

Taped voice recording messages were a common means of communication at this point in time. More compact, lighter and less cumbersone than vinyl records.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label, “Legacy Week” 1968, Formal Opening by His Excellency The Governor of Victoria, The Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, Lieutenant The Honourable Sir Edmund Herring KCMG; KBW; DSO; MC; ED;KStJ; QC. At “Legacy House” Melbourne. 2/9/68 Not to be played before 2PM on Monday 2. 9. 68 Thereafter as required.

Audio recording, tape - "Legacy Week" - 1969

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, cardboard. Spool, clear plastic, enclosed in clear plastic packaging. Tape, magnetic.

Historical information

A common method of recording for broadcasting.

Significance

Message delivered by the Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Inscriptions & Markings

Klarion Enterprises Propietry Limited, telephone 329-7900, 321 William St., Melbourne 3000. "Legacy Week" - 1969, Message delivered by Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Not to be broadcast before 6.P.M.on Sunday 31 . 8 . 69 . Thereafter at frequent times throughout "LEGACY WEEK",

Audio recording, tape - Rt. Hon. John. G. Gorton C.H., M.P.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box,cardboard red. Spool, clear plastic.

Historical information

John Gorton flew for the RAAF in World War 11, and was Prime Minister of Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Box, RCA, Magnetic Tape, For your recorder, Extra strength, Professional standard, Splice free, 600Ft. 1.5 mil polyester 5" reel, type 15M-6, 1.5 mil polyester, RCA type 1.5m-6. Spool, made in USA, RCA, side 1

Audio recording, tape - "Legacy Week message 1977"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, cardboard. Spool, plastic. Tape, magnetic

Inscriptions & Markings

"Legacy Week" message - 1977 given by David Frost. Melbourne Legacy stamped on top and bottom of box.

Audio recording, tape - To be used in Official History Legacy in Australia

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Magnetic tape on a clear plastic spool, stored in a cardboard box.

Historical information

A common means of recording conversations for the future in the 1960s.

Significance

Significant in that the recording is to be used in the official history of Legacy in Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover, exterior "RCA / Red Seal / Magnetic Recording / Sound tape / High Fidelity-Double Length-Double Strength / 200 feet-Mylar-splice free - Type 5TM-12" Sides of box; "RCA, Radio Corporation of America, reel no, title date. RCA Milar*-Double Length, Double Strength Type 5TM-12, 5" reel 1200Ft 1/2 Milx1/4' " Hand written in biro various details of Legatees speaking and title and Bendigo Legacy Club. Typed instructions on "how to splice a tape". Some details of the quality of the tape. No 10V3076

Audio recording, tape - Conference (Federal) at Melbourne Oct. 1961

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Container. Cardboard,square,red background, white spiral, black, red green&red print. itle handwritten in blue biro. Green edge, black and white print. Spool, clear plastic, red centre, white adhesive sticker. Tape, magnetic, audio, brown with green leader. Plastic red keeper attached to spool and green leader tape.

Historical information

Photo TBA. Unknown

Inscriptions & Markings

Container, Magnetophoneband, BASF, TYP LGS,black print, front and rear. Langspielband Long playing tape, green print on white background. Front and rear. 540m, 1800 feet red print on white background. BASF plus logo 1865, white print on green background. Green edge, made in W-Germany, 540m Langspielband in black print. 1800 feet Long playing tape, BASF in white print. Inner container black print, title, date, 2, handwritten in blue biro. Spool, clear. Magnetic tape, brown. Leader green. Keeper, red. Spool, BASF, black type on red background. White circles in ascending order on red background.White sticker with blue border, handwritten ll 2- 1. Magnetic tape, brown with green leader, langspiel LGS 35, Longplay.

Audio recording, tape - Melbourne Legacy's Drug C'ttee Discussion.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Container, square. Red background with white spirals. Black, red and white print. BASF logo. Spool, circular, clear plastic, adhesive sticker centred, red background, white circles. Tape, magnetic, brown with green leader.

Historical information

Appears to be a recording of Melboune Legacy's Drug C'ttee Discussion 25/2/72. No further information known at this stage. Photo TBA

Inscriptions & Markings

Container. Magnetopphoneband, BASF Typ LGS 52 in black print on red background. Standardband standard tape in red print, 360m 1200feet in black print on white background. BASF and logo in white print on red background. All of the above front and rear of container. Title, Melboune Legacy's Drug C'ttee Discussion 25/2/72, 3 3/4, full tape 1 track only - all handwtitten in blue biro. Spool,Clear plasic, red adhesive sticker centered on spool, BASF white print, tape 1 handwritten in blue biro, 3 letters handwritten in red biro. Magnetic tape, brown with green leader.

Audio recording, tape - Legatees Frank Meldrum & Frank Doolan at Melbourne October 1973.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, square, container, red cover. White and black print. Yellow & white adhesive label bottom right hand corner. Rear cover, white background with black print.

Historical information

Unknown. Photo TBA

Inscriptions & Markings

Front cover, RCA in white print, magneic tape, for your recorder in black print, Master tape handwritten in black felt tipped pen. Adhesive label, Recording tape long play Extra strength & stability Splice free 1800Ft. 7" reel Type 10M 18, all in black type on yellow background. Red seal 1800feet 1.0 Mil polyester 7" reel TYpe 10M18 Red seal 1.0 Mil Polyester, all on white background. Inside front cover black type on white background. Rear cover, Black print on white background. L/TEES DOOLAN/MELDRUM 1973 handwritten in blue felt tipped pen. Spool. clearplastic, RCA stamp, made in USA, Legatees Frank Meldrum Frank Doolan October 1973, speed 7 1/2" p.s. in black type on paper adhered to spool. Magnetic tape, bron with white leader.

Audio recording, tape - "Legacy Week" 27-8-1972

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, cardboard Spool, plastic Tape, magnetic

Historical information

Major- General Sir Rohan Delacombe was the Governor of Victoria at the time.

Significance

Significant in that this was a common means of recording for broadcasting by radio at the time.

Inscriptions & Markings

Klarion Enterprises Proprietray Limited Telephone 329 - 7900, 321 William St., Melbourne 3000. His Excellency The Govenor of Victoria, Major-General Sir Rohan Delacombe, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., K.St.J., 'Legacy Week" message for Broadcast on 27-8-1972. (Not Before 6P.M. On this date.

Audio recording, tape - Foundation Luncheon Speech 22/9/87

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A audio tape cassette in a clear plastic container.

Historical information

Legatee PW Dietrich was the guest speaker for the Foundation Day Luncheon.

Significance

A common method of audio recording at the time. The recording is compact, easily transported and easily mass produced.

Inscriptions & Markings

Container, front BASF, 90 CR - S11 Side, Phil Dietrich Foundation Day Luncheon 22/9/87. Keep for archives. ( All written with red ball point pen). Tape cassette, side 1, Guest speaker L/PW Dietrich 22-9-87. (Written with black ball point pen). BASF CR - S11 90 IEC 11 Tape cassette, side 2, BASF, CR -11 90, IEC11.

Audio recording, tape - Legacy Week 1975. Message by:- His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A recording on magnetic tape on a plastic spool in a cardboard box.

Historical information

Speech given to Melbourne Legacy in 1975 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Inscriptions & Markings

Please note: This message must not be broadcast before 6.00 P.M. (Melbourne time) on Sunday, 31st August, 1975.

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 F 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.

Audio recording, tape - Legacy House

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Clear plastic cassette tape in a cardboard box.

Significance

A common means of recording the spoken word at the time of the recording.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cardboard box, rainbow, C20, Tape a letter. Cassette, side 1 - Legacy Week by Legatee Grat Gratton, 1, Rainbow, Tape a Letter. 10 minutes per side. side 2 - as above.

Audio recording, tape - Legatees Frank Meldrum and Frank Doolan at Melbourne 2nd and 9th October 1973

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Box, red cardboard, reverse side white cardboard. Spool, clear plastic. Tape, magnetic.

Historical information

A tape made of Frank Meldrum & Frank Doolan in October 1973. 1973 was Legacy's 50th Anniversary. The tape has not been played but could be an attempt to record the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record that Frank Meldrum and Frank Doolan prepared a tape during Legacy's 50th Anniversary year.

Inscriptions & Markings

Top of box, white print RCA, black print Magnetic Tape, For your recorder. Sticker in bottom RH corner, recording tape/ long play/extra strength an stability/ splice free/ 1800Ft/7'' reel/type 10M18. Red Seal/1800 Feet/1.0 Mil Polyester/7" Reel/ Type 10M18/Red Seal 1.0 Mil Polyester. Side in black texta 'Frank Meldrum & Frank Doolan 2/10/73'. Bottom of box written in blue biro, 'Legatees Frank Meldrum & Frank Doolan at Melbourne 2nd & 9th October 1973'. Spool, RCA, Speed 7 1/2" p.s., Legatee Frank Meldrum&Frank Doolan at Melbourne October 1973.

Audio recording, tape - Address by the PM of Australia RG Menzies 1960

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

An audio tape recording of an address by the Prime Minister Robert Menzies at Legacy House in 1960.

Historical information

A recording of a speech by PM Robert Menzies at Legacy House during the launch of Legacy Week in 1960. The Prime Minister is recognising the importance of the welfare carried out by Legacy for the families of service personnel who have died as a result war or since.

Significance

The Prime Minister is acknowledging the importance of the work done by Legacy volunteers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written in black ink on the label: Address by:- The Prime Minister of Australia The Right Honourable R.G.Menzies, C.H., Q.C.,M.P. at opening of "Legacy Week 1960 Legacy House Melbourne 5-9-60 at 1 pm". Front of box in white print, Special Sound recording tape for highest frequency response. In red print PYROX. In white print Magictape finest quality recording tape. Side of box in white print Magictape sound recording tape (printed on 3 sides). Bottom of box in black print, PYROX/ Magictape/ The ultrain sound recording tape/Suitable for all Tape recorders/This reel contains. supplies available from PYROX LTD 14-36 Queensberry St, Melbourne and at Sydney Spol,Paper adhered to spool with cello tape. Hand written in blue biro Prime Minister R.G.Menzies "Legacy Week' 1960

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 - Legacy Week 1972

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

An audio recording on a clear spool in a cardboard box with Klarion Enterprises logo and 'Legacy Week' label.

Historical information

The tape has not been played but from the label it is presumed to be a recording of Rolf Harris launching Legacy week in 1972. For many years the main time of year for fundraising is September when Legacy holds 'Legacy Week'. Often there is a celebrity who would launch the appeal so possibly Rolf Harris did this in 1972.

Significance

A record that celebrities were part of the Legacy Appeals in the 1970s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label gives the title Legacy Week, the speaker Mr Rolf Harris - television & radio personality.

Audio recording, tape - Appeal 1979

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cardboard box containing TV tape.

Historical information

A film that recorded Paul Cronin for the Legacy Appeal in 1979.

Significance

A record that celebrities were part of the Legacy Appeals in the 1970s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Appeal 1979 TV tape Paul Cronin Armstrong audio/video 180 Banks Street, South Melbourne PO Box 296 Victoria, 3205 Australia Telephone (03) 699 1844

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cardboard box containing audio tape recording.

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Audio recording, tape - Presentation 8/11/2011. Legatee Chris Spence

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Cover, rectangle, clear plastic. Audio cassette, rectangle cear plastic. Gold and red print. Two, white circular spools.. Tape, magnetic.

Historical information

Legatee Chris Spence was President of Melbourne Legacy in 2011.

Significance

Audio evidence of matters of importance to the President in 2011.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title, presentation 8/11/2011.Legatee Chris Spence, "Summary of Recent Conference & other matters", handwritten in blue biro. Cassette,D90 in red print. TDK, life on record, ieci/type1, normal position,normal bias 120usEQ, A(letter B printed on reverse side), Dynamic cassette low noise high output. All in gold print.

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Audio recording, vinyl record - Toast to Legacy Legatee Justice Brereton

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

7 inch vinyl disc pressed by SATE label.

Historical information

Recording of Legatee Justice Brereton giving a toast to Legacy.

Significance

Method of recording before Magnetic Tape. Recording is of Legatee Justice Brereton.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label depicts the maker and address and some technical details. 33 1/3 RPM.