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Melbourne Legacy Melbourne , Victoria

Melbourne Legacy is dedicated to caring for families of Australian Defence Force veterans who have lost their lives or health serving their country. At a time when all may seem lost, Legacy is there to help a family of individual through the tough times and restore their confidence in the future.

This collection will serve as an archive of items representing the history of the Legacy Club of Melbourne and the services that have been provided to the families of veterans by Melbourne Legacy from its inception to the present time.

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

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293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

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1856 items

1856 items

Photo - New Wheelchairs

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of two wheelchair recipients and the presentation at Legacy House.

Historical information

Photo of Senator Barney Cooney presenting a cheque to Legacy in front of a gathering of Legacy disabled dependents. Also some of the mothers gathered to watch. Senator Cooney represented the Department of Veterans Affairs when he presented two wheelchairs and a cheque for $7,000 to President George Woodward at Legacy House. The article in the Answer newsletter mentions: 'The grant of $7,000 will greatly assist Legacy's programs by covering the cost of bus hire needed for the regular outings organised during the year and the wheelchairs will provide additional assistance allowing more Junior Legatees to participate in activities.' After the presentation the junior Legatees went to the cinema and 10 pin bowling. Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Photo - New Wheelchairs

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of two wheelchair recipients and the presentation at Legacy House.

Historical information

Photo of Senator Barney Cooney (standing on left) with the recipients of two new wheelchairs. Senator Cooney represented the Department of Veterans Affairs when he presented the wheelchairs and a cheque for $7,000 to President George Woodward at Legacy House. The article in the Answer newsletter mentions: 'The grant of $7,000 will greatly assist Legacy's programs by covering the cost of bus hire needed for the regular outings organised during the year and the wheelchairs will provide additional assistance allowing more Junior Legatees to participate in activities.' After the presentation the junior Legatees went to the cinema and 10 pin bowling. Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Photo - New Wheelchairs

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of two wheelchair recipients at Legacy House.

Historical information

Photo of Senator Barney Cooney (standing on left) with the recipients of two new wheelchairs. Senator Cooney represented the Department of Veterans Affairs when he presented the wheelchairs and a cheque for $7,000 to President George Woodward at Legacy House. The article in the Answer newsletter mentions: 'The grant of $7,000 will greatly assist Legacy's programs by covering the cost of bus hire needed for the regular outings organised during the year and the wheelchairs will provide additional assistance allowing more Junior Legatees to participate in activities.' After the presentation the junior Legatees went to the cinema and 10 pin bowling. Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Photo - Junior Legatee Outing

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo taken at a HDC outing at a bowling alley.

Historical information

This photo shows a few of Legacy's disabled dependents on an outing to a bowling alley. Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite. The photos are from early 1994 as they were featured in the Answer newsletter in April 1994.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families. Names on a slip of paper have tried to identify the dependents. 'Russell Sister, Julie Kenny (?), David Mossof (?)'

Photo, Widows function - Widows Outdoor Concert 1994

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of widows at a concert in Fitzroy Gardens and an article in The Answer.

Historical information

A regular event for the widows was a concert in Fitzroy gardens performed by the Police Band. Usually held in March each year. The police horse Gendarme was a regular favourite and his horse float can be seen in the background. These photos show the widows enjoying the music and performers. President of the Melbourne Widows Club Irene Noll is seen in the first photo in floral top and black skirt. Legatees Geoff Swan and Charles Munnerley are standing by the microphone as Legatee Eddie Jowett reads something. Legatee Jowett regularly hosted and sang at monthly concerts at Legacy House. An article in the Answer in June 1994 shows Irene Noll at the concert in the same clothes so the date is assumed to be 1994. (Though it could also be 1992 which was when Legatee Geoff Swan was president).

Significance

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

Photo - Bowls tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 6 of a bowls tournament final in 1994.

Historical information

A lawn bowls contest in 1994. Melbourne Legacy held regular bowls tournaments for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees The winner of the Dallas Brooks Trophy are seen with the trophy. The event was held annually and was a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees. Often the tournament was held at Malvern RSL Bowling Club. This appears to be a different venue.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper note says 'Bowls Final - 1994. Buckley Park - Winners. MCC - Runners Up.'

Photo, Legacy Appeal - Selling Badges

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of selling badges outside Legacy House in 1990.

Historical information

Four photos of four badge sellers in approximately 1990. Legatee Graham Richies is one photo and Legatee Maurie Lockwood is another. One volunteer is wearing a cloth 'Volunteers' badge (01441). The photo also shows what the the outside of Legacy House looked like when it was covered in small tiles.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 1990.

Photo - Golf tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 8 of a golf tournament in 1992.

Historical information

A goal tournament in 1992 held at Huntingdale Golf Club. Melbourne Legacy held regular golf days for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees. President Geoff Swan is in the first photo in a navy jacket. Legatee Larkin can be seen in front of a Legacy prize wheel and prizes. The article in the Answer in 1993 says that the association with the Huntingdale golf club began in 1933 and over the years over $255,000 has been raised for Legacy. The Open Mixes Foursomes is usually held in December and the Ladies Day is annually in October.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Photo - Bowls tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of a bowls tournament final in 1991.

Historical information

A lawn bowls contest in 1991 held at East Malvern RSL lawn bowls Club. Melbourne Legacy held regular bowls tournaments for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees The winner of the Dallas Brooks Trophy are seen with the trophy. The event was held annually and was a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paper note says 'Open Pairs Tournament 1991'

Photo - Golf tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 5 of a golf tournament in 1992.

Historical information

A goal tournament in 1992 held at Huntingdale Golf Club. Melbourne Legacy held regular golf days for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees. President Geoff Swan is in the first photo in a navy jacket. Legatee Larkin can be seen in front of a Legacy prize wheel and prizes. The article in the Answer in 1993 says that the association with the Huntingdale golf club began in 1933 and over the years over $255,000 has been raised for Legacy. The Open Mixes Foursomes is usually held in December and the Ladies Day is annually in October.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Photo - Bowls tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 3 of a bowls tournament final in 1993.

Historical information

A lawn bowls contest in 1993 held at East Malvern RSL lawn bowls Club. Melbourne Legacy held regular bowls tournaments for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees President Stevenson is seen in two of the photos with a dark red tie. The Dallas Brooks trophy was awarded annually. The event was held annually and was a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Photo - Bowls tournament

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 5 of a bowls tournament final in 1992.

Historical information

A lawn bowls contest in 1992 held at East Malvern RSL lawn bowls Club. Melbourne Legacy held regular bowls tournaments for Legatees. Some events were as a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees The winner of the Dallas Brooks Trophy was father and son team Lee Rocher and Laurie Rocher. They are seen holding the trophy in the photo with President Geoff Swan. The second prize winners come from Werribee. The event was held annually and was a fundraiser for Legacy and well as a social event for legatees.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the Legatees and for fundraising.

Photo, Legacy Appeal - Badge Week Stall

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 2 of widows selling items at Flinders Street Station in 1990.

Historical information

Two photos of widows with a handcrafts stall at Flinders Street Station in 1990. Widows met regularly at Legacy House for craft gatherings lessons. Some of the items the Widows produced were entered into an annual craft contest and exhibition. Many items were also donated to the annual Badge Week stall that widows organised. The stall was often outside Legacy House but in these photos from 1990 the stall was set up at Flinders Street Station. The ladies names aren't known.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 1990 by the widows clubs.

Photo, Legacy Appeal - Selling Badges

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 4 of selling badges outside Legacy House in 1990.

Historical information

Four photos of selling badges in 1990. One shows a staff member with a trio of musicians. Also Legatee Geoff Swan and Terry Walsh with the musicians. They are playing outside the Technical Bookshop that occupied the ground floor of Legacy House for many years. Another photo shows preparing for badge week inside legacy house with trays and tins.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 1990.

Photo - Junior Legatee Camp 1987

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 5 of kayaking on McAllister River in 1987.

Historical information

Photographs of Junior Legatees kayaking on the McAllister River in Licola. Melbourne Legacy arranged many events for Junior Legatees to experience. Including an annual two week camp, usually in January. The venue varied over the years. It was with a group of photos from the 1990's in a folio with paper labels. It is possible these photos are from two different dates. The one that is labelled as Licola 1987 is on different photographic paper to the other four photos.

Significance

A record of events run for Junior Legatees by Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on reverse of 01843.1 '1987 McAllister River Licola'

Photo - Junior Legatee Outing

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white proof sheet of photos taken at a HDC outing at a bowling alley and a gathering outside Legacy House.

Historical information

These photos show a gathering of Legacy's handicapped dependents outside Legacy House. Also an outing to a bowling alley. Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were invited to go on outing for take part in recreational and educational activities. These programmes aimed to develop independence and thus lessen the need for reliance on others for simple routine functions. Once a year there is a two week camp this also gave the mothers some respite. The photos are from approximately early 1990s.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Photo, Somers Camp - HDC Camp

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white proof sheet of photos taken at a HDC at Somers.

Historical information

Every month Legacy's handicapped dependents were 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. Once a year there is a two week camp at Somers Camp. The date of these photos are not known. An article in the widows' newsletter in 1992 explains more detail on the 1992 camp. 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 junior legatees attended the 1992 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.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided for the handicapped dependents of the Legacy families.

Photo - Hibernian Hall

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of the old Hibernian Hall in Swanston Street.

Historical information

A photo of the first property owned by Legacy, at 342 Swanston Street. After receiving money in memory of David H Dureau to purchase premises, Legacy purchased the old Hibernian Hall. However there were many issues with the property, including its suitability and the inability to gain vacant possession from the existing tenants. So eventually the property was sold and the money used to buy the current Legacy House, still formally known as the David H Dureau Memorial Building as per the bequest instructions. The notes on the back of the photo say it was sold to Sir Bernard Evans and then to RMIT and it was renamed Storey Hall. The full story of the donation has been pieced together from several sources. Part of the story of the donation towards Dureau House. BG Corporation in New York used 'Brown and Dureau' as agents in Melbourne for their spark plug manufacturing (for the American aircraft based in Australia during the war). A royalty of two shillings and sixpence was agreed. The entrepreneur President of BG Corporation was Richard Goldsmith. L/ Grat Grattan had a friend Mr Edwards who was managing director at Brown and Dureau and heard of the desire by Mr Goldsmith to leave a permanent memorial to ex-servicemen in Australia (Children's Hospital was considered). L/ Grattan took Mr Edwards to Market St (where Legacy was situated at the time) and showed him the inadequacy of the building. It was agreed if Melbourne Legacy could come up with a purchased building in 10 days they would get the money needed and the building was to be named in memory of David H Dureau, who had died at sea during the war. The donation was £27,059. The property purchased was 'Hibernian Hall' in Swanston St (later called Storey Hall when it was acquired by RMIT). After the war it turned out not to be suitable and a new building was required. An act of parliament was required to enable the sale (01262) and consent from the donor was also sought before the sale (document still to be catalogued). Money raised from the sale was used to purchase 293 Swanston St.

Significance

A photo of the first property purchased by Legacy as a result of a generous donation.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on back 'The old Hibernian Hall purchased by Melbourne Legacy and later sold because of inability to secure vacant possession from tenants. Sold to Sir Bernard Evans then to RMIT and named 'Storey House', in pencil. Stamped '30 Jun 1947' in purple ink

Photo - Blamey House

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour photo x 7 of the auction sale of Blamey House.

Historical information

Melbourne Legacy ran three residences for children of deceased servicemen. In the 1980s it was decided to sell the properties as the requirement for care had dwindled. These photos show the auction day at Blamey House, from the street the auction flag and 'For Sale' sign can be seen. The photos show a large group of people watching the auction names are unknown. Melbourne Legacy ran three residences: Blamey House (purchased 1947) , Stanhope (purchased 1945) and Harelands (purchased 1950), to take care of children whose fathers were servicemen, and who may have been left orphans, or whose mother may have been unable to care for them herself. Harelands accommodated boys and girls under the age of 14, Blamey House looked after boys over 14, and Stanhope looked after girls over 14. The children were cared for until they were old enough to become independent.

Significance

The sale of Blamey House was a milestone in the residences history and these photos are from the day of the auction.

Document, magazine - The War Illustrated

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A magazine containing black and white photos from World War Two. Full title is The War Illustrated. Vol 1 No 17. 29 December 1939. The Weekly Record that Grows into a Splendid Book.

Historical information

A magazine published about World War Two. It contains black and white photos and articles about the war. It is 40 pages long. The pages are numbered from 513 to 544 as the weekly editions are intended to be bound together to make a volume about the war.

Significance

Photos and articles from World War Two that would have been significant to the legatees as they were all returned servicemen.

Document, programme - 1998 Legacy National Conference Commemorative Service

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Blue 4 page programme of the commemorative service for the 1998 Conference.

Historical information

Programme for the commemorative service held at the Shrine of Remembrance on 4th October 1998. It was the 75th anniversary of Legacy. The Programme includes anthems, hymns, prayers and a reading from the bible. Also an address by the Governor of Victoria, Sir James Gobbo. Also attended by Legacy President Tom Butcher and Legatee Gilmore, the Chairman of the Legacy Co-ordinating Council. Sponsors include John Allison Monkhouse Funeral Directors, AMP, ANZ and Tattersalls. Past President Legatee D.J. Simonson was responsible for the organisation of the entire conference.

Significance

A record of the annual conference being in Melbourne for the 75th Anniversary of Legacy.

Document, programme - 1998 Legacy National Conference Opening Ceremony

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White 4 page programme of the opening ceremony of the 1998 Conference.

Historical information

Programme for the ceremony held at the concert hall in the Victorian Art Centre to mark the start of the 1998 National Conference on 2nd October 1998. It was the 75th anniversary of Legacy. The Programme includes an official party of the Governor General of Australia, Sir William Deane, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Ivan Deveson, and Legatee Gilmore, the Chairman of the Legacy Co-ordinating Council. Sponsors include John Allison Monkhouse Funeral Directors, AMP, ANZ and Tattersalls. Past President Legatee D.J. Simonson was responsible for the organisation of the entire conference.

Significance

A record of the annual conference being in Melbourne for the 75th Anniversary of Legacy.

Document, magazine - Anzac Bulletin. London September 27 1918

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A magazine containing black and white photos from World War One. Full title is Anzac Bulletin: issued to members of the Australian Imperial Forces in Great Britain and France by authority of the High Commissioner for Australia.

Historical information

A magazine published for Australian servicemen during World War One. It contains news for the soldiers. Including news cabled from Australia, some of the news is political and about sports. There are photos of troops and presentations of medals. It is 16 pages long, with a 4 page supplement of names of wounded and killed.

Significance

Photos from World War One that would have been significant to the founding legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on cover 'Os Gawler' in blue ink. He was a president of Legacy in 1943.

Book - The Bystander's Fragments No. 5. By Bruce Bainsfather

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A book containing black and white humorous drawings from World War One.

Historical information

A 32 page book, primarily humorous drawings that provide a lighter look at life in the trenches of France. The drawings were drawn by Captain Bruce Bainsfather and published in The Bystander, a London publication. Then compilations of the drawings were published as 'The Bystander's Fragments from France'. This is the fifth volume. It was published in Australia by Sands and McDougall of Melbourne and sold for 1/9.

Significance

Illustrations from World War One that would have been significant to the founding legatees.

Book - The Dardanelles : An Epic told in Pictures

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A book containing black and white photo from Gallipoli and a description of the operations. The first 16 pages are missing.

Historical information

A 110 page book, primarily photos, that chronicle the Gallipoli campaign. The final 14 pages are a typed description of the operations from General Sir Ian Hamiliton's despatch. A fully digitised copy of this publication is available at State Library of Victoria website and on the National Library of Australia's TROVE website.

Significance

Photos from World War One that would have been significant to the founding legatees.

Photo - Wounded Aussies from Gallipoli at Mena Hospital, May 1915

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white group photo of Gallipoli wounded at Mena Hospital in Cairo.

Historical information

A large group photo of wounded men and nurses at Mena Hospital in Cairo. The men had been evacuated from Gallipoli. From the inscription on the reverse it appears it was donated by Mrs A Pitt. Her husband was Private William James Pitt, service number 1285. His war record can be viewed in the National Archive. He had been wounded at Gallipoli and treated at the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Mena House in Cairo in May 1915 where this photo was taken. This photo can be found in other places, including the AWM archive. Was with other photos of World War One that had been mounted on board. The founding legatees all served in World War One so these photos would have been of significant places for them. (see 01888 to 01899)

Significance

Photos from World War One that would have been significant to the founding legatees. The widow of William Pitt thought it significant to donate this photo to Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on front; 'Wounded Aussies from Gallipoli at Mena Hospital May 1915'. Handwritten on reverse; 'From Mrs A Pitt, 18 Banche St, Collingwood' in pencil and 'Number 1285 / Rank Private / 8th Battalion' in pen.

Bracelet - Legacy Medical Alert Bracelets

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A medical alert bracelet with the Legacy symbol on gold coloured metal in a white satin lined cardboard box.

Historical information

A medical alert bracelet with the Legacy symbol. It is not known if they were produced to sell during Badge Week or whether they were are gifts to Legatees or former Junior 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

Example of Legacy items that were produced to raise money for Legacy's work or to give in appreciation.

Badge - Legacy Cufflinks

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A pair of cufflinks with the Legacy symbol on a medium blue enamel background and set in gold coloured metal, mounted in a black velour gift box.

Historical information

A pair of cufflinks with the Legacy symbol. It is not known if they were produced to sell during Badge Week or whether they were are gifts to Legatees or former Junior 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

Example of Legacy items that were produced to raise money for Legacy's work or to give in appreciation.

Ephemera - Legacy 90th Anniversary 1923-2013

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A white handkerchief with the Legacy torch and text 'Legacy 90th Anniversary 1923-2013' stitched in blue thread in a cardboard sleeve. Plus a note saying it was distributed to former Junior Legatees at a 2013 reunion.

Historical information

An example of a souvenir issued to commemorate Legacy's 90th anniversary. It says: "90th Anniversary of Legacy 1923-2013" There was a reunion of former Junior Legatees at Government House in 2013 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Legacy.

Significance

A record of an item produced by Legacy to celebrate the 90th Anniversary and given out to former Junior Legatees at a reunion.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handkerchief has 'Legacy 90th Anniversary 1923-2013' in blue thread. Note says 'This gift was given to the Former Junior Legatees at the 2013 Former Junior Legatee Reunion at Government House.' in blue pen.

Document - Lists of past residents for reunions

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Contact lists of past junior legatees that were compiled for reunions that were held in various years.

Historical information

Lists of Junior Legatees that were compiled by Alison Ball (nee Wisdom) and passed to Legacy in 2018. As the lists contain contact addresses and phone numbers not all pages have been scanned and most are kept private. Alison contacted Legacy in 2018 about giving the lists to Legacy for archiving. She had been very active in committees that organised reunions over the years. The lists include attendees and apologies from the 1973 reunion. Also a list titled 'Stanhope and Harelands Resident's Address List' from 1984 there are photos of the 1984 reunion at Kooyong Tennis Club at 01837. There are lists for 1991 and 1993. The large list for 2001 is titled Former Junior Legatees and is 19 typed pages, which may include more than just past residents of the Legacy Homes. Blamey House (purchased 1947) , Stanhope (purchased 1945) and Harelands (purchased 1950) were residences run by Melbourne Legacy to take care of children whose fathers were servicemen, and who may have been left orphans, or whose mother may have been unable to care for them herself, or they needed to stay in Melbourne for further education. Harelands accommodated boys and girls under the age of 14, Blamey House looked after boys over 14, and Stanhope looked after girls over 14. The children were cared for until they were old enough to become independent.

Significance

A record that past residents kept in contact through regular reunions.

Inscriptions & Markings

Years noted on lists ; 2001, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1984, 1973.