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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

Document, postcard - Troops camped at the Pyramids, Egypt

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

The front image of the postcard is a photograph of a camp of white canvas tents lined up in rows in front of a pyramid. Several soldiers can be seen walking throughout the campsite. On the reverse is a message written in black ink. There is also a small hole in the top centre of the postcard.

Historical information

This postcard was sent by "O.G." to J. Gawler on 7 February 1915 from an Army camp in Egypt. The postcard appears to have been hung up by a thumb tack as there is a small hole at the top centre of the card.

Significance

This item is representative of the letters and postcards that were sent home to war by servicemen during the First World War and was a way to maintain a connection to their loved ones during difficult and uncertain times. Postcards were a very common form of communication in the first World War. This postcard also records places for those who didn't have cameras. This type of souvenir would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1 and many had passed through Egypt.

Inscriptions & Markings

Message on reverse of postcard is dated 7.2.15 and says: "This is a view of part of Mena camp where the 1st Australian Division has been camped. We have had fine weather and very cold nights. Weigh nearly 11 stone now. O.G." Addressed to: "Mr J M Gawler, Collins St, Melbourne"

Photo - Intermediate Legacy Conference, Adelaide, Easter 1948

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Landscape photo with delegates, senior observers, and visitors gathered at the Intermediate Legacy Conference in Adelaide, held at Easter in 1948. Encased in a glass frame with wood (painted black) lining the edge.

Historical information

Landscape photo with delegates, senior observers, and visitors gathered at the Intermediate Legacy Conference in Adelaide, held at Easter in 1948. Encased in a glass frame with wood (painted black) lining the edge. From TROVE: Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Thursday 1 April 1948, page 8 Legacy Conference In Adelaide Addressing delegates from all States at a convention of Intermediate Legacy Clubs last week, His Excellency the Governor (Sir Willoughby Norrie), who was accompanied by Lady Norrie, said that Adelaide regarded it as a privilege to be chosen as the venue of the first of what might become a series of annual conferences on the general policy of Intermediate Legacy of Australia. His Excellency stressed that the objects of Intermediate Legacy were to foster the spirit of comradeship, self-sacrifice and service, and to establish a high standard of citizenship and a spirit of responsibility in national development. 'Anything to do with Legacy has the strongest support of Lady Norrie and myself,' continued the Governor. 'Membership of Intermediate Legacy is open to the children of deceased servicemen who have passed the age of 16. There is no upper limit, although in 1945 a Senior Intermediate Club was formed in Adelaide for men returned from the services, or who, ineligible for service, had attained the age of 25. '

Significance

A record of an intermediate Legacy Conference in 1948. Junior Legatees who had achieved the age of 16 were forming intermediate clubs to further Legacy's work.

Inscriptions & Markings

INTERMEDIATE LEGACY CONFERENCE ADELAIDE - EASTER, 1948 DELEGATES - SENIOR OBSERVERS - VISITORS List of names: Back Row: F. Holiday (Melbourne), R. Gammon (Geelong), M. Mead (Adelaide), S. Deverell (Adelaide), B. Rostron (Adelaide), G. Dodd (Sydney), A. Gale (Adelaide), C. J. Merefield (Brisbane), P. Phillips (Adelaide), V. Poulson (Brisbane), P. Lynch (Adelaide), D. Lapthorne (Adelaide). Second Row: R. Cumming (Melbourne), G. Bremmer (Adelaide), F. Bruce (Adelaide), M. Stevenson (Adelaide), R. A. Rowe (Hobart), H. H. Kirkwood (Adelaide), E. F. Marshall (Adelaide), E. B. Hill (Newcastle), K. Bremner (Adelaide), C. Lee (Perth), D. Lynch (Adelaide), K. Trevaskis (Geelong). Third Row: R. Wood (Adelaide), W. McDougall (Adelaide), H. B. Murn (Hobart), M. Thiselton (Adelaide), T. Rowatt (Brisbane), B. Fennel (Secretary, Adelaide), J. D. Harvey (Chairman, Adelaide), J. Murray (Sydney), V. Hawkesworth (Adelaide), L. Rolls (Melbourne), J. Yeates (Sydney), J. Byrne (Adelaide), J. Crouch (Brisbane). Front Row: G. Mead (Adelaide), R. White (Adelaide), E. Brown (Melbourne), A. Lawson (Melbourne), J. Raymond (Adelaide) Bottom of page: Frank Boase, Adelaide Back of Frame is as follows: CONROY MOFFAT PTY. LTD. PICTURE FRAMER 23 MCKILLOP STREET Tel. MU - MELB

Document, postcard - Steamer "Glouster Caste" 8,000 TONS.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

The front image of the postcard is a photograph of a ship at sea.

Historical information

Postcards were a common form of souvenirs for soldiers who were travelling around Europe either during World War 1 or just after, before returning to Australia. The link to Legacy is not known but there are many postcards are in the collection.

Significance

Postcards were a very common form of communication in the first World War. Postcards may also record places for those who didn't have cameras. This type of souvenir would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1 and travelled by troop transport ship.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of postcard: UNION- CASTLE LINE INTERMEDIATE STEAMER "GLOUSTER CASTLE." 8,000 TONS.

Photo

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

00035.1), Black and white group photo of 20 boys and Bob Wight. 00035.2) A4 sheet of paper identitying each person and the Melbourne Legacy Group or Branch caring for them. 00035.3) Manilla envelope

Historical information

A photo of Legacy boys on the steps of Blamey House. 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. Harelands accomodated 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. The man in this photo is labelled ‘Bob White’, who was the Superintendent of the house with his wife Jane. See also 01430.

Significance

A record of the boys that lived in Blamey House in the 1970s.

Book - The Little Black Princess of the Never-Never by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Green hard cover, black and white photographic plates, published by Robertson & Mullens Ltd., Melbourne. Cover illustration of rainforest black on green. Glued in newspaper clipping about Mrs Gunn and her books inside the front cover. No date or newspaper name.

Historical information

A copy of a famous book that was given to Legacy by the author, who inscribed the gift.

Significance

An internationally famous book inscribed to Melbourne Legacy by the author.

Inscriptions & Markings

On title page: Completing the 93rd thousand Handwritten: Sincerely yours Jeannie Gunn For the Legacy Club-Melbourne Sept. 1. 1938-

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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-

Book, register - Register of Luncheon Speakers 1924-1970

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap hardcover, lined pages with ruled columns, tabbed alphabetically, additional page glued in at the beginning. Dark green plastic covered card cover, taped down the spine with brown plastic tape. Five loose quarto typed pages inserted: Copies of letter from J. Rex Hall dated March 3 1970, 30/5/63, 20th November 1958, Copy of a letter from Stan Savige dated 20/2/30, Copy of Committee memo dated 12 February 1930.

Historical information

Lists all the speakers and some of the guests of honour from the inception of the Melbourne Legacy Club until 1970 when J. Rex Hall retired from the Programme Committee. Includes an unsigned letter from Stan Savige about the work of The Committee. Records a wide diversity of speakers and guests who attended the weekly Comradeship luncheon at Legacy House in Melbourne.

Significance

A record that the speakers at Legacy functions were from very different walks of life and the subjects varied. An unbroken record of Melbourne Legacy Club programme which illustrates social and cultural interests through nearly fifty years.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: "The Legacy Club Melbourne Club Guests and Speakers from 1924" Inside front cover: list of entry dates and ratings Opposite front cover: "Please redirect to Melbourne Legacy, 293 Swanston St, Melbourne. Thank you. or J.Rex Hall, 1638 Malvern Rd, Glen Iris 256350"

Book, register - Register of Luncheon Speakers 1988-2004

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Foolscap hardcover, lined pages with ruled columns, tabbed alphabetically. Black plastic covered card cover, red spine and corners. Column headings: Name, Subject, Date, Intro., Remarks

Historical information

Details of guest speakers at luncheons and Comradeship meetings. Covers the period at the end of the 20th century. Records a wide diversity of speakers and guests who attended the weekly Comradeship luncheon at Legacy House in Melbourne.

Significance

A record that the speakers at Legacy functions were from very different walks of life and the subjects varied. Melbourne Legacy Club speakers programme which illustrates the social and cultural interests at the end of the 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

On front cover: INDEX (gold lettering)

Photo - Induction of first Junior Legatee into Melbourne Legacy

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo of the induction of a new Legatee by L/- Stan Savige in 1943.

Historical information

The photo shows a Junior Legatee, now Captain Len Frazer being inducted into Melbourne Legacy as a senior legatee by L/- Stan Savige on 26 January 1943. Notes with another photo taken at the event (see 01368) identifies the man as Captain Len Fraser, who had been a Junior Legatee after his father died in the first World War at Ypres. He then served in World War 2 and on his return qualified to become a member of Melbourne Legacy. His service number was VX15205, full name Leonard Thomas Frazer. From Trove a newspaper article describes his background. "Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wednesday 27 January 1943, page 5 FIRST JUNIOR LEGATEE IN SENIOR CLUB Capt L. T. Frazer was initiated to membership of Legacy Club by Maj-Gen S. G. Savige, founder of the club, at a simple ceremony yesterday. He was the first returned soldier of this war, and first junior Legatee, to be admitted to membership. Joining junior Legacy in 1928, Capt Frazer, whose father was killed in the last war, was a foundation member of the Intermediate Club, of which he became president, and he gained the right to admittance to the senior club by having seen active service with the AIF. Enlisting in April, 1940, he served in the Middle East, Greece, and Crete. His father was killed in action with the first AIF at Ypres. Capt Frazer, who joined the Melbourne City Council as an engineering junior in 1928, graduated to senior MCC engineering assistant before he enlisted. At present he is attached to Army Engineers, LHQ. His wife and 3 children live at Canterbury."

Significance

Sir Stanley Savige was the founder of Melbourne Legacy. A record of the first Junior Legatee becoming a Senior Legatee after his war service.

Photo album

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Large photo album with blue leather look back and front cover. Decorative front and back end pages. Screws in left hand side to keep paper pages bound together. 20 pages with black and white photos attached to the majority of both sides of the pages.

Historical information

Provenence is unknown but contains potentially rare photos. A comprehensive record of the types of events provided for Junior Legatees in the 1940s. Events such as the Government House Christmas parties and Annual Demonstrations. Also a record of the classes offered to girls and boys. There are photos of Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for school students that has been held annually by Legacy in April. It helps educate and promote the observance of Anzac Day to students. Some of the photos are Junior Legatees that joined the armed forces in the second World War. Pages 7 and 8 show the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to Legacy. They were in Australia to start his term as Governor General of Australia - until 1947.

Significance

An important photographic record of the work of Legacy in the 1940s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten at top of pages. Page 1 'Christmas Party, Government House Grounds, 1945' Page 2 'Christmas Party, Government House Grounds, 1945' Page 3 'Christmas Party, Government House Grounds, 1945' Page 4 'Senior Girls 6/2/1945' Page 5 'Senior Girls 6/2/1945' Page 6 'JL (?) Cecil Waters 6/2/1945' Page 7 'Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the Club Rooms, 27/11/1945' and 'At the Club Rooms' Page 8 'At the Grosvenor Theatre' Page 9 '20/2/45 Speaker Wlliamstown' Page 10 '6/2/45 Mr Justice(?) Monty Phillips' Pages 11 - 16 no inscription Page 17 'Annual Demonstration, 1946' (photo missing) Page 18 'Annual Demonstration, 1946' Page 19 'Annual Demonstration, 1946' Page 20 Sepia photo Savige Page 21 'Junior Legatee N Shiels' Page 22 'Legatee E.T. Scott' Page 23 'Legatee H.E. Cohe (?)' Page 24 ‘Christmas Party, Government House Grounds 1948’ (Photo missing bottom right) Page 25 ‘Christmas Party, Government House Grounds 1944’ (Page cut in half) Page 26 ‘Christmas Party, Government House Grounds 1944’ (Page cut in half)

Document, plans - Alterations and additions to Stanhope Legacy Childrens' Hostel

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Envelope containing various Stanhope Residence plans and written history. 00042.1) beige coloured envelope with ’Stanhope Residence’ handwritten on front. 00042.2) Drawn plan ‘Alterations and Additions to Stanhope Legacy Childrens Hostel’ ‘Sheet No 1’ 00042.3) Drawn plan ‘Alterations and Additions to Stanhope Lecacy Childrens Hostel’ ‘Sheet No 2’ 00042.4) Drawn Plan ‘Staff Accomodation Stanhope’. 00042.5) ‘Plan of Drainage’ Stanhope. 00042.6) Short written account of Stanhope History 00042.7) Typed transcript of short written account of Stanhope history.

Historical information

Detailed plans for the redevelopment of the Stanhope Childrens Hostel and Staff Accomodation.

Significance

Melbourne Legacy established residences to aid children of deceased servicemen complete their education, take further education and find employment

Document, menu card - Melbourne Legacy 61st Annual Dinner 1985

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Card with blue printed type folded to DL size.

Historical information

Programme and menu for Melbourne Legacy's 61st Annual Dinner on Saturday, 2nd March, 1985. Dinner was held at the Heidelberg Civic Centre. Event included President's Report and Installation of Legatee T. C. Bannister as Melbourne Legacy President for 1985. Each year Melbourne Legacy would have an Annual Dinner for the installation of the incoming President (Changeover dinner). It is one of the most important events of the year. Up until 2005 each President served for one year. Whilst the rules of the Club nominate one year terms, since 2005 Presidents have been renominated to serve for a second year. Melbourne Legacy is regarded as the mother Club and these functions drew Legatees from many clubs within the Legacy Family.

Significance

Record of annual president's installation event including information on principal guests. It shows official meeting procedures for Melbourne Legacy and the importance of gathering together to install the new President.

Document, postcard - Embarking for the Gallipoli peninsula

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

The front image of the postcard is a drawing of soldiers standing on a beach. One man in uniform can be see standing in the foreground, while several others are amassing on the shore. Six ships can be seen on the sea horizon. There is a small hole at the top of the postcard, most likely from a thumb tack.

Historical information

Postcards were a common form of souvenirs for soldiers who were travelling around Europe either during World War 1 or just after, before returning to Australia. The link to Legacy is not known but there are many postcards are in the collection.

Significance

Postcards were a very common form of communication in the first World War. This postcard also records Gallipoli for those who didn't have cameras. This type of souvenir would have been familiar to the first Legatees as they had served in World War 1 and many had served at Gallipoli.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front of postcard: "PREPARING TO EMBARK ON THE LAST STAGE OF THEIR VOYAGE TO THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA: SOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS / WHOSE LANDING THERE WAS A SPLENDID FEAT OF ARMS."

Document, certificate

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Pink and blue cardboard certificate with four 7c stamps affixed in top left corner. Each stamp bears an image of 8 children playing football over a ghosted hand. The image of the chilren also appears in a larger format in the central region of the card.

Historical information

A certificate presented as an anniversary gift to Melbourne Legacy, recognising 50 years as commemorated on a postage stamp. Australia Post issued this postage stamp in 1973, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Melbourne Legacy, September 1923. The stamp was produced in recognition of the outstanding work that Legacy has done in helping war widows and their families. The design of children playing within the silhouette of a hand, was done by George Hamori, an Australian graphic design artist (born 1918).

Significance

The stamp was a reminder to all the people of Australia of the helping hand of kindness of Legacy, and the generosity of the people of Australia who have donated to fund the work that Legacy does.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to / Melbourne Legacy / by the Australian Post Office / to mark the / 50th Anniversary / of Legacy in Australia Director-General / Australian Post Office / 5th September, 1973

Document, programme - Melbourne Junior Legatees welcomes you to their annual demonstration (1960)

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Programme for the Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration. Held at the Olympic Pool Stadium, Friday, 7th October 1960 and Saturday, 8th October, 1960. White paper with blue printing on 4 pages.

Historical information

A programme for a Legacy Demonstration at the Olympic Pool Stadium in 1960. 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 1980'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.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy demonstration.

Document, brochure - Legacy Week

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Colour poster for Legacy Week printed in four colours with black & white and colour photography.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material. It is probably from the 1990's. It's a colour poster promoting Legacy Week badge appeal showing a badge seller. Dates 30 August to 4 September. Headline: "Wear Australia's Pride LEGACY WEEK". Proudly supported by Commonwealth Bank

Significance

An example of promotional material issued by Legacy for the badge appeal.

Book, ledger - AUSTRALIA'S RECORD

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

A bound green ledger of Australia's generals in the first world war.

Historical information

Pictorial and written record of Australian generals in World War 1. More details to be added. TBA and check location

Significance

Shows British and Foreign honours bestowed on generals, and commands held in the Australian Army during World War 1.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title printed in capital letters and underlined with an arc, gold lettering. Badge of the Rising Sun and inscription underneath badge (AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES) printed in gold lettering.

Photo, Legacy Demonstration - Olympic Pool Stadium 1960

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 26 of the Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration held at the Olympic Pool Stadium on Friday, 7th and Saturday 8th October, 1960.

Historical information

Photos of the Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration held at the Olympic Pool Stadium on Friday, 7th and Saturday 8th October, 1960. These Demonstrations were held annually from 1928 through to the late 1970’s. Legacy provided classes for junior legatees such as gymnastics, exercises, dancing and swimming. The skills learned were showcased in the annual demonstration.

Significance

A record of the skills the junior legatees showcased in the annual demonstration.

Document, programme - Legacy Presents the National Final of the 1996 Junior Plain English Speaking Award

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White card program of the public speaking contest in 1996 with red and grey type. A3 folded to A4.

Historical information

Programme from the 1996 National Final of the Junior Plain English Speaking Award (now Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award), hosted by Melbourne Legacy. Held at Iwaki Auditorium at ABC Southbank Centre on 11th November 1996. Presented by Legacy with the cooperation of the Department of Education and major spnsorship from Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Oxford University Press, Qantas Airways Limited, St. Kilda Road Travelodge. Lists names of all finalists and judges.

Significance

Example of programme of ongoing annual activity involving Melbourne Legacy and Legacy Clubs around the state and nation.

Document, programme - Melbourne Junior Legatees welcomes you to their annual demonstration 1961

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Three documents relating to 1961 Annual Demonstration. 00052.1 Programme for the Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration, held at the Olympic Pool Stadium on Friday, 6th October 1961 and Saturday, 7th October 1961. Red paper front and back with black printing, 2 centre pages are white with blue printing. 00052.2 Folded Flyer ‘Supplement to Melbourne Legacy Weekly Bulletin No 1663 of 5/9/1961'. 00052.3 Invitation acceptance. 00052.1 178 x 123 mm, 00052.2 260 x 205 mm, 00052.3 210 x 165 mm

Historical information

A programme for a Legacy Demonstration at the Olympic Pool Stadium in 1961. 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 1980s, 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.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy Demonstration in 1961.

Photo, past presidents

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Laminated, mounted, formal group photograph of Legacy past presidents.

Historical information

A formal group photograph of Legacy past presidents taken at the President's Lunch in 1989. The names of past presidents included on photograph. Another copy of this photograph is at 01431. The names recorded to identify all in attendance as well as absentees: Back Row L to R: Fargher, Robertson, Dean, Simonson, Bannister, Allison, Larkin, Isherwood, Baker, Handbury, Mehan. Front Row L to R: Wilson, Argent, Carter, Dietrich, Wilks (Pres.) Robertson, Gaylard, Foskett. Apologies: Lobb, Clarke, Lewis, Tonkin.

Significance

A record of the surviving past presidents in 1989. It shows that the previous presidents were still active in Legacy after their tenure finished and remained in contact with each other.

Inscriptions & Markings

Label attached to identify all in attendance as well as absentees on photograph. Back Row L to R: Fargher, Robertson, Dean, Simonson, Bannister, Allison, Larkin, Isherwood, Baker, Handbury, Mehan. Front Row L to R: Wilson, Argent, Carter, Dietrich, Wilks (Pres.) Robertson, Gaylard, Foskett. Apologies: Lobb, Clarke, Lewis, Tonkin.

Document, poster - A Legacy Night to Remember

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

White paper with blue, black and red printing, promoting a concert being held for Legacy.

Historical information

Promotional poster for September 1985 Legacy Week 'A Legacy Night to Remember' concert at Melbourne Concert Hall on September 2, 1985. Photos on poster include: Australian Jazz Band, Barry Crocker, Simon Gallaher, Rolf Harris, Anne & Johnny Hawker's Band, Colleen Hewett, Jackie Love, Paul Martelle, 3rd Military District 'Redcoats'. Special guest compere - Daryl Somers. Photos of the evening are at 01414.

Significance

Example of publicity material for major Legacy fundraising event during Legacy Week.

Photo, Legacy Demonstration - Olympic Pool Stadium 1961

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

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.

Document, programme - A Legacy Night to Remember

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Programme for a Legacy concert. White paper with blue and black printing. Contains photographs of famous Australians who supported Legacy. Two inserts on blue and yellow paper.

Historical information

Programme for September 1985 Legacy Week 'A Legacy Night to Remember' concert at Melbourne Concert Hall on September 2, 1985. Photos in programme of the following: Australian Jazz Band, Barry Crocker, Simon Gallaher, Rolf Harris, Anne & Johnny Hawker's Band, Colleen Hewett, Jackie Love, Paul Martelle, 3rd Military District 'Redcoats'. Special guest compere - Daryl Somers. Photos of the evening at are 01414.

Significance

Example of program from major Legacy fundraising event during Legacy Week.

Booklet - Making Contact. Some facts and talking points to aid you when making contact with prospective donors.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white printed, 8 page booklet.

Historical information

Booklet published for Melbourne Legacy to assist Legatees launch the new Endowment Scheme Campaign Oct 25,1962. A new campaign by Melbourne Legacy to assist Legatees with facts and talking points to aid Legatees when making contact with prospective donors. Sections of the booklet include: Our aim in education; Health is watched; Physical and cultural; Career guidance; Legacy Residences; Holidays and camps; Legal assistance, and Free Firewood. The Health section mentions: "a permanent dental clinic at Legacy House". The Education section mentions: "promising children are helped and encourages to carry their education right through University". The Career section says: "No Legacy child is sent into a dead-end job". The Residences section says: "Three homes - homes in the real sense of the word - are maintained by Legacy in Kew for Legacy children. They are Blamey House, Harelands and Stanhope, the first two owned by Legacy and the last leased free from the Red Cross, in return for its maintenance and upkeep."

Significance

The booklet gives Legatees the facts and reasons why a potential donor should donate to Legacy. A good snapshot of Legacy's work in the 1960s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handshake on the front cover. Legacy badge top RH corner.

Photo, Legacy Demonstration

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Black and white photo x 33 of the Annual Demonstration in 1963.

Historical information

Photos of the Melbourne Junior Legacy Annual Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall in September 1963. 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.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy Demonstration.

Document, education kit - Legacy does more than sell badges: The role of Legacy in Australia's social History. An Australian history resource for use with Secondary Students.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Paper card folder with 8 double-sided paper inserts and a covering letter from the Director of Schools Education. Two copies.

Historical information

Education kit produced by Sydney Legacy in 1992 and distributed to Victorian schools by Melbourne Legacy in August 1993. Contains the following: 00058.1 folder 00058.2 covering letter from the Director of School Education Victoria commending the kit to school principals. 00058.3 Index 00058.4 1914 - 1918 "The war to end all wars" (Card 1) 00058.5 Settling into civilian life (Card 2) 00058.6 Making hard times easier (Card 3) 00058.7 Women in war (Card 4) 00058.8 Changing face of Australa (Card 5) 00058.9 Australia's Youth (Card 6) 00058.10 Legacy now & forever (Card 7)

Significance

Significant as an example of resources produced by Legacy to educate secondary school students about Legacy's history, work and significance in Australian history.

Negative, glass plate - Annual Demonstration

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Glass negative of a Legacy demonstration, edge of glass is covered with brown tape.

Historical information

Photo taken at a Melbourne Junior Legatee Annual Demonstration, year unknown. 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 1980s, usually held at Melbourne Town Hall. The beautiful costumes were made by members of the Junior Legacy Mothers' Club and the Melbourne Legacy Wives' Association.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy Demonstration.

Ephemera - This Year of Brian 1937

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Varnished sketch on two boards hinged with leather strapping.

Historical information

A gift made for Brian Armstrong in recognition of his service to Legacy. It was signed by many Melbourne Legatees of the time.

Significance

Made and signed by members of Melbourne Legacy in recognition of the service of Brian Armstrong.

Inscriptions & Markings

Sketch of Brian Armstrong ( Melbourne Legacy President 1937). Signatures of many Legatees including Harry Chauvel, General WW1, Charge of Beersheba, Stanley Savige, founder of Melbourne Legacy.

Negative, glass plate - Annual Demonstration

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Glass negative of a photo taken at a Melbourne Junior Legatees Annual Demonstration at the Melbourne Town Hall. Year unknown. Glass edge is covered by brown tape.

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 1980'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.

Significance

A record of a Junior Legacy Demonstration.