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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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1813 items

Document, programme - Gown of the Year 1954?

Key words

fundraising
gala performance

Printed programme of The Gown of the Year gala in 1954? in aid of Legacy, with black and white photos and advertising inside. The cover has the Legacy emblem and 'to assist Junior Legacy, Melbourne'. A card cover and paper pages, plus a decorative red braid in the side.

Historical information

TBC when find it again!! A programme for a 'Gown of the Year' Gala parade presented by the Mannequins' Association of Victoria at the Menzies Hotel. The association were members of the modelling profession. They organised the gala and gave their services free so that all proceeds may go to Junior Legacy Victoria. Every frock in the parade is an individual creation of Melbourne's top couturiers. Afterwards the gowns were put on display for the public at Melbourne Town Hall and entry charge of 2/- was contributed to Legacy.

Significance

A record that Legacy used gala performances for fundraising events.

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Photo, Legacy Appeal 1995

Key words

legacy promotion
answer

Colour photo x 15 of a Albert Park Lake Relay event with Ron Barassi attending, paper label. Article in The Answer.

Historical information

Photos of an Army Logistic Command Lake Relay with Legacy being the beneficiary of the proceeds raised totally $21,000. The accompanying label explains it is an annual sporting event on the defence calendar. It was held at Albert Park Lake on 27 September 1995. Legatee President David Millie, attended the event and collected the 'small' cheque on Legacy's behalf. The label also says "Our warm thanks fo to the Army Logistics Command Lake Relay Committee members and all the sponsors." Ron Barassi was a Legacy boy after his father, Corporal Ronald James Barassi, was killed in action at Tobruk in 1941, aged 27.

Significance

A record of a promotional event.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2005

Key words

legacy appeal
fundraising
badge week

Colour photo of a stall outside Legacy House.

Historical information

Photos during Badge Week in September 2005. Some widows at their craft stall outside Legacy House. The widows clubs ran fundraising stalls during Badge Week for many years.

Significance

A record of the fundraising for the Legacy Appeal in 2005.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "<No. > Clarendon Photos 1502" which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative numbers 12 (see also 00713, 00714).

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, newspaper article - Speaking Contest

Key words

legacy promotion
speaking contest

Colour photo x 2 of Junior Plain Speaking contest in 1992 and a newspaper article.

Historical information

For many years from 1988, Legacy held a public speaking contest called the Junior Plain English Speaking Award. Schools were eligible to send along representatives that competed. These two photos show President Geoffrey Swann with a Lana Jenkings (the winner) of Genazzano FCJ College in Kew. Part of her speech was printed in the Melbourne Legacy newsletter and she was featured in an article in the Herald Sun on 26 June 1992, before she headed to Sydney for the National finals. The following was taken from a programme in 1996: "The Award aim is to promote enhanced oral communication skills for 12-14 year old students and to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy - voluntary service, caring and comradeship - and the need for remembrance. It began in 1988 in the Melbourne area with the support of the Ministry of Education and The Plain English Foundation. Entries have grown from 24 in the 1988 competition to over 300 in schools across the Stat, plus greater numbers participating in the process of selecting four contestants from each school. In 1995, a successful Interstate Championship was held with contestants from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. On 11 November 1996 the first National final was held with contestants from six states."

Significance

A record of a Junior Plain Speaking contest that was run by Legacy from 1988 to the 1990s.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, minutes - Minutes of meeting of Steering Committee (Residences) held at "Legacy House" on Wednesday, 30th January, at 12.30 p.m.

Key words

residences
review
blamey house
stanhope
harelands

3 foolscap sheets, black type on white carbon copy. Two holes punched for filing.

Historical information

Draft Minutes of a meeting held on 30/01/1974. The Steering Committee (Legatees Quale, Chair, Berg, Rodgers and Trebilcock) had been formed to look into the issue of what to do with Blamey House, Stanhope and Harelands in light of the issues raised in a report by the Residences Review Sub-Committee (Cat.No.01674) in 1972. The Steering Committee favoured the demolition of Blamey House to build units to accommodate senior students and ultimately widows, and the eventual sale of Harelands with a transfer of residents to Stanhope. Further investigations were to be made and the next meeting was set for 14 February 1974.

Significance

Part of the history of Melbourne Legacy's involvement with residential care for children.

Inscriptions & Markings

'L/H.C.G.Rodgers' in blue biro on the back.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows Sunday 2001

Key words

widows
wreath laying ceremony
badge week

Colour photo x 7 of a ceremony at the Shrine for Widows' Sunday in 2001.

Historical information

Wreath laying ceremony for widows at the Cenotaph at the Shrine of Remembrance in 2001. This is an annual event for Legacy widows at the start of Legacy Week, which is the first week in September. Photos show three widows with the order of service (L to R Gwen Gunn, Margaret Armstrong and Joan Miller), the crowd gathered around the Cenotaph, the Legacy President J.D. Grierson speaking and the wreath laying.

Significance

A record of a ceremony at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 3128" which is the negative frame number and film number, so they from the same film. (frame numbers 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 17, 12).

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

widows
legacy promotion
legacy week

Black and white photo x 2 of an elderly widow and flowers.

Historical information

Two photographs of Mrs Winifred Fotheringham who helped promote Legacy Week in 1990. She had reached 101 years of age. Mrs Fotheringham is also seen at the annual Commemoration for Students ceremony in April 1990 (in 00845) with two other widows which implies she might have been on the Widows' Club Committee, and also on a visit to the Shrine with a Legatee and another lady in 00579. It was with a group of photos from 1988 to 1990 in a folio with paper labels (see items 01042 to 01049). These two photos were found with 00579.2.

Significance

A record of a widow being part of the promotion for Legacy week and celebration of her reaching 101.

Inscriptions & Markings

01045.2 has a copyright of Sun-News Pictorial stamped on the back. Yellow post-it note says: "Mrs Winifred Fotheringham, taken on Mon 3 Sept 1990. Official launch Luncheon. 101 years of age." Handwritten in green ink 'Ian Stevenson pin 6.12.88'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter

Key words

pensions
history

A letter relating to pension amounts up to 1956.

Historical information

A letter to Legatee Cyril Smith from the Repatriation Commission, it mentions a second page which is not found so we don't know the sender. It was a record of changes to the pensions for widows and their children over the years between 1943 and 1956. It mentions domestic allowance and allowances for each child, also for orphans. It seems Cyril had been requesting information for his records. It was in a folder of documents about the history of Legacy which appears to have been mostly compiled by Legatee Cyril Smith as he has many hand written notes on miscellaneous pieces of paper (some are envelopes addressed to him). Some of the notes were typed up into a summary of the History of Legacy. Also documents relating to the first time Legacy approached the public for donations in September 1956, including newspaper articles that were reprinted, a schedule of information that was approved to be released to the press, and a list of potential donors that was circulated to Legatees in the hope they could contact the ones they knew personally or professionally. The call for public donations was partially due to the purchase of the Dureau building and the need to modify the building for Legacy's needs. The documents from this folder have been added in seperate records (see 01262 to 01281). The folder was part of an attempt to capture history of Legacy, generally from the 1950s.

Significance

The documents provide an insight into the working of Legacy, especially in the 1950s. Legatee Cyril Smith and others were detailing their experiences and knowledge for the future.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal 2004

Key words

legacy appeal
fundraising
badge week

Colour photo of the President with badge sellers.

Historical information

Photos during Badge Week in September 2004. President George MacKenzie with badge sellers at the Bourke St Mall, some of them in Navy uniforms.

Significance

A record of the Navy being part of the Legacy Appeal in 2004.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "<No. > Clarendon Photos 0587" which is the frame numbers and place of processing. Negative number 2A (see also 0699, 00701, 00702, 00703, 00704, 00705).

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, newspaper article - 25,000 Returned Soldiers, Headed By Their Leader, Sir John Monash, Marched Past The Cenotaph On Anzac Day

Key words

anzac day
wreath laying ceremony

Black and white newspaper article about ANZAC Day at the old First World War memorial in Spring Street in 1928.

Historical information

A newspaper photo of returned servicemen and nurses marching past the original First World War memorial during an Anzac Day march in 1928. It was published as a centre page spread on 5 May 1928 in the The Weekly Times. '25,000 Returned Soldiers, Headed By Their Leader, Sir John Monash, Marched Past The Cenotaph On Anzac Day.' A war memorial to the 1914-1918 war was originally erected in Spring Street outside the Victorian Parliament Building (at that time it was the being used by the Australian Federal Parliament, from 1901-1927 when it moved to Canberra). Anzac Day services were held at this memorial in the 1920s and early 1930s. Items were in an envelope with other photos and programmes from different items relating to the Shrine of Remembrance - including discussions on its location and design. Labelled 'Shrine of Remembrance S1 - S14' it was part of an old archive numbering system (S=Shrine), that showed there has been efforts in the past to collect, order and save items of Legacy's history. From articles in Trove: The temporary cenotaph was the original first world war memorial until the Shrine of Remembrance was dedicated in 1937. The cenotaph was a half size replica of the London Symbol of Remembrance in Whitehall. It was made from timber and plaster and was initially meant to only last for the 1926 Anzac day service and be removed. With annual upkeep it remained until at least 1934 when ex-service men proceeded from the incomplete Shrine to the cenotaph on the steps of Parliament House on Anzac day.

Significance

A record of an Anzac Day ceremony at the old First World War memorial in Spring Street in 1928. Not many photos are available of the original memorial. The size of the march past (reported as 25,000 soldiers) points to the enormous number of Victorians who served in the First World War.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title: '25,000 Returned Soldiers, Headed By Their Leader, Sir John Monash, Marched Past The Cenotaph On Anzac Day.' Caption: " Scene at Parliament House, Melbourne, where the Governor, Lord Somers, took the salute, as returned Soldiers and Nurses passed, on they way to the Commemorative Service at the Exhibition.'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows function - World War 1 Widows Lunch 1993

Key words

widows
ron austin
function

Black and white photo x 8 of a World War 1 widows' luncheon in 1993 and two proof sheets.

Historical information

A special luncheon was held for 61 World War 1 widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as moustached waiters to add a bit of humour to the day. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. Legatee waiters included Lucky Luscombe George Woodward and Alan Woodward. Ron Austin, a World War I veteran spoke to entertain the ladies. See also 00907 for colour photos of the same day. The WWI group would meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 at Legacy House for many years until their numbers dwindled.

Significance

A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the widows.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows Sunday

Key words

widows
wreath laying ceremony

Colour photo of a Widows' Club President and a solider at the Shrine.

Historical information

Wreath laying ceremony for Legacy widows at the Cenotaph at the Shrine of Remembrance. This is an annual event for Legacy widows at the start of Legacy Week, which is the first week in September. Photo shows a widow with a wreath and a member of the Defence Force near the Cenotaph. Her badge reads 'President'. She laid a floral wreath at the Cenotaph in 2001 (see 00525) - this may be the same year.

Significance

A record of a ceremony at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. 13> Aug 3494" which is the negative frame number, the month and film number.

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Document, notes - Suggested duties in connection with the management of Legacy Hostel.

Key words

holmbush administration

White foolscap paper with black type, two hole punched.

Historical information

A detailed list of duties broken into 4 parts; dealing with the occupants, the maintenance of the interior of the property, the maintenance of the exterior of the property and the catering and ordering of supplies. Also shows the conditions of employment, the salary was £5 a week with board included. The annual leave was 2 weeks a year. It was anticipated that a couple would manage the property so it outlines the days off per week could be taken together if proper supervision was arranged.

Significance

Shows the duties expected of the live-in manager was required to do in order to run Holmbush as a residence for children and the proposed remuneration and employment terms. No mention of wages for the manager's wife even though it was anticipated a couple would run the hostel.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter

Key words

holmbush initial negotiations

336.1 Yellow quarto paper, black type 336.2 Quarto paper with City of Kew letterhead, black type.

Historical information

Architects Carleton & Carleton applied to the City of Kew for any objections to the Melbourne Legacy Club establishing a Hostel for children of deceased Service men on Burke Road, yellow copy of the letter is dated 16 Dec 1942 and signed C.R.Carleton. The reply from the City of Kew is that there were no objections and was dated 19th December 1942.

Significance

A record of the investigations into regulations prior to the purchase of land on Burke Road for the first hostel to be established by Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

336.1 Signed C.R. Carleton 336.2 Signed (illegible) Town Clerk

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, card - Competition Categories: various categories e.g. Grand Champion Tomato, Most Peculiar Shaped Tomato, etc

Key words

legatee event

Thin white cardboard with various coloured borders. Eight different titles, hand written in black ink, printed in various script types.

Historical information

Probably made for, or as part of, a competition, to raise funds for Melbourne Legacy. See the photos of 00489 which are of Legatees at an event holding these cards. The event appears connected to SPC and examining different types of tomatoes. One man is dressed in a tomato costume. Names and date unknown. It could be a fundraising opportunity in conjunction with SPC.

Significance

A record of social gathering with possible fundraising aspects.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eight different titles printed in black ink in various script. Best Cluster, Grand Champion Tomato, Biggest Tomato, Littlest Tomato, Best Decorated Tomato, Squarest Tomato, Supreme Champion, Non Tomato, most Perculiar Shaped Tomato.

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Photo, Widows Sunday 1995

Key words

wreath laying ceremony
widows

Colour photo x 7 of a ceremony and widows laying wreaths at the Cenotaph.

Historical information

Wreath laying ceremony for Legacy widows at the Cenotaph at the Shrine of Remembrance. This is an annual event for Legacy widows at the start of Legacy Week, which is the first week in September. The photos show, widows gathered around the Eternal Flame, President David Millie marching to the Eternal Flame and then speaking. Also President Millie and two widows laying wreaths.

Significance

A record of a ceremony at the Shrine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back <No. > 350 / 361 which is the frame number and processing number. Negative numbers 12A, 13A, 14A, 16A, 18A, 20A, 23A.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter - Biography of Sir Stanley Savige

Key words

savige book
biography

Quarto printed letter, black on white with blue letterhead.

Historical information

Report by Allan Spowers, Chair of the Biography Committee, of progress up to March 31st, 1959 in the publication of the Savige biography, mainly concerned with pricing and the selection of a publisher.

Significance

Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.

Inscriptions & Markings

In pencil: "Copies sent by Govan Cox to Main Committee Members and All Donors"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, brochure - Melbourne Legacy

Key words

legacy promotion
marketing

Black and white promotional leaflet from 1962 with red highlights folded into 4 pages.

Historical information

This is an example of Melbourne Legacy promotional material from 1962. "An invitation to the Business and Industry Help us build the future." It has photos of significant activities and work that Legacy was doing for the families of deceased servicemen. Photos include boys and girls doing activities in their classes, a Legatee giving family guidance, the Senior Widows Club, boys and girls at the residences, and the Legacy dental service.

Significance

Brings to life the activities provided for the widows and the work of Melbourne Legacy and the way they approached business for support in 1962.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, notes

Key words

savige book

Handwritten notes, varying papers and sizes.

Historical information

The notes date from April 1958 to October 1958 and were probably written by Legatee Gillespie, recording phone calls with W.B. Russell, the author of 'There Goes a Man', discussing progress, content and expenses of the book.

Significance

Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal 1992

Key words

legacy week

Colour photo x 3 of Legacy Appeal in 1992.

Historical information

A photo of President G. M. Swann with a group of school boys with Appeal tins. Also a police band on Swanston Street and a trading table set up by the Legacy Widows outside Legacy house. The widows clubs ran a craft stall outside Legacy house for many years to help with fundraising during Legacy Week. Of note is that the Queen Victoria Hospital has been demolished and the new QV shopping centre has not yet been built.

Significance

A record of Legacy Week in 1992.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "707 0131 N N N 1 2" and 708. On Kodak paper.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - Rules and Objects. Intermediate Legacy Club

Key words

ilc
rules

White foolscap paper with black type x 4 pages of Rules of the Intermediate Legacy Club.

Historical information

A document outlining the rules and objectives of the Intermediate Legacy Club (ILC). Background: The ILC was formed in 1929 with a total membership of 18. The idea of the club sprang from those boys who had outgrown the Junior Legacy Club. In the early days it fielded a lacrosse team and it was this that mainly held the members together. Enthusiasm wained after a few years as it lacked a solid objective. The answer came from one of its members and in 1938 they founded the Don Esses Club. This was a club for the children of incapacitated ex-servicemen which met every Thursday night at 7.30 run by the ILC members. The name came from the signallers' code Disabled Servicemen's Sons. During the second world war 80% of the members of the ILC enlisted in the services. Leaving only 8 members that could not join due to ill health or reserved occupations. They continued the Don Esses and whatever aid they could to Legacy. ILC members had always helped Legacy where possible including being camp leaders or camp staff, with the annual demonstrations, and coffee stalls at the ANZAC dawn service. Post second world war some ILC members were nominated into Legacy, others drifted away in civil occupations. It was found difficult to recruit new blood into the ILC and eventually membership waned when the boys from the Don Esses clubs found other youth activities to join. The ILC ceased to meet regularly in the mid fifties. However a strong comradeship still existed between members and they would meet in one anothers homes. Members were always ready to help the senior Legacy Club in any way in their power and still helped at Christmas parties and summer camps. ILC was a service rendering organisation and was self governing. Non-sectarian and non-political, the members were ex-junior legatees over 18 years of age. After serving in World War 2 members were eligible to become members of Legacy. Was in a folder of material collated about the ILC by an early archive committee.

Significance

An important summary of the objectives and work of the Intermediate Legacy Club. The ILC was active from 1929 to 1974.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

widows
answer

Colour photo x 11 of Widows' Club Seminar 1995

Historical information

According to the article published in The Answer in August 1995 these ladies were meeting for a Widows' Club Seminar at Legacy House on 8th may 1995. The article says "On that day representative from Widows Clubs and groups from throughout Victoria are together for a seminar - guest speakers covered a wide-ranging agenda. Legatee John Sullivan said that it was most gratifying to the organisers and then presenters to have such a gathering of representatives keen to obtain information to pass on to their members."

Significance

A record of a special event for the Widows' Clubs and how they shared experiences and information about what their clubs were doing.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back <No. > MU5 11+2 . . . 720, which is the negative frame number and processing number. Negative numbers 13, 2-7, 9, 11, 12, 16.

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

Scrap Book

Key words

government house party
christmas
annual demonstration
junior legatee outing
senior widows club

Brown scrapbook pages with commercially printed items attached. The 6 pages have event invitations, notices and cards glued to the brown paper, 4 pages are double sided. The items include invitations and tickets to Christmas Parties at Government House in the 1960's, Operation Float, School Children's Anzac Eve Ceremony Attendance Card, Senior Widows Club-Christmas Dinner 1961 & Grand Concert 1962, plus a Greeting and Get Well Card.

Historical information

Various invitations, programmes and other mementos collected from Legacy events held during the early 1960's. These include invitations and tickets to the Annual Demonstrations of 1960 and 1961, the ANZAC eve school children's ceremony, also to the Senior Widows Club Grand concert (18 December 1961). The Senior Widows club also held a Christmas Dinner. Also a lapel tag for the Legacy Mothers Club. There are also mementos for Junior Legatees, such as tickets to attend the Christmas party at Government House and to Operation Float in 1962 and 1963. There are also tokens for ice creams and soft drinks at the events.

Significance

A collection compiled to remember various events held in the early 1960s. It's a good record of the practice of printing invitations and tokens.

Inscriptions & Markings

The items were commercially printed.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy Appeal

Key words

legacy appeal
fundraising
badge week

Colour photo x 2 of badge sellers during Legacy Week.

Historical information

Two Legatees doing work as volunteer badge sellers with badge trays and Legacy Appeal tins. The other photo are two members of the public. They are from the same film, assumed to be during badge week in September, though the year is unknown.

Significance

A record of fundraising.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. > 6038" which is negative frame number and the film processing number. Negative numbers 5 and 12. This is the same film as 00627.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, programme - Junior Legacy Club Annual Demonstration 1938

Key words

annual demonstration
junior legatee

Printed programme for 1938, black print on pale blue card and paper

Historical information

A program of an Annual Demonstration by Junior Legatees at the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 25th October 1938. 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 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 1938.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten 'Aaron Beattie' on cover in blue pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - Steering committee - Future of Residences

Key words

residences
review
blamey house

White foolscap paper x 5 pages with black type. Two holes punched for filing. 2 handwritten add-ons, one black biro on unpunched white paper, the second black biro on faintlined paper with double holes punched.

Historical information

Draft report of the Steering Committee (Residences) dated 29/3/74 on the accompanying note, which was addressed to Hugh (Legatee H. Rodgers) and signed Allan Q. (Legatee A. Quayle). The Steering Committee was in favour of demolishing and re-building Blamey House in stages: 1. constructing motel type units on SW corner of the site, 2. Demolishing Blamey House 3. Moving occupants in from Stanhope 4. Moving occupants from Harelands to Stanhope and selling Harelands. The plan would also provide future accommodation for widows in the long term. These recommendations were never implemented. See also Cat. No. 01677.

Significance

Part of the history of Melbourne Legacy's involvement with residential care for children.

Inscriptions & Markings

In black biro: Page 1 line 4 - 'the' inserted Page 1 3.1.2 'u' deleted Page 2 - 3.2 (A) and (B) inserted Page 3 - 3.3 split into (A) and (B) Page 3 - 4.1.2 crossed out and rewritten on separate sheet Page 3 - 4.2.2 'Move occupants from 'Stanhope' into the new complex' added. Page 4 - 4.2.3 Crossed out and rewritten as 'Move the occupants from 'Harelands' to 'Stanhope' and sell 'Harelands'. Page 4 - 6.1.1 'However, the Page 4 - final para 'detail of what these funds might be available' replaced with 'detailed information on the availability of these funds' Page 5 - 6.1.3 'implemented' replaced 'put in hand Page 5 - 6.1.3.2 changed to read 'Suitable short-term housing of our Junior Legatees at a standard commensurate with the responsibility of Legacy'.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

past presidents
os gawler

Black and white photo of Legatee Os Gawler.

Historical information

Photograph of Legatee Oswald Gawler, who was President of Melbourne Legacy in 1943. The notation on the reverse appears to be written by L/- Frank Doolan who was collecting the history of Legacy into an archive. From the AWM website Oswald Gawler was a Lieutenant in World War 1 serving with the 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on the reverse: 'Legatee Os Gawler Pres Melbourne Legacy 1943' in blue pen. Also 'Circa 1955' in blue pen and '37401' in pencil.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

sir john gellibrand
remembrance club

Black and white photo of General Sir John Gellibrand.

Historical information

Photograph of General Sir John Gellibrand and L/- Stan Savige (at far right) at an unknown event that appears to be also attended by a mayor. From Wikipedia: Major General Sir John Gellibrand, KCB, DSO & Bar (5 December 1872 – 3 June 1945) was a senior Australian Army officer in the First World War, Chief Commissioner of the Victoria Police from 1920 to 1922, and a member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Tasmanian Division of Denison for the Nationalist Party from 1925 to 1928. Concerned about the plight of fellow ex-servicemen, whose businesses were often failing, Gellibrand banded together with like-minded individuals to form the Hobart Remembrance Club. This organisation aimed to support ex-servicemen by providing employment and support for their businesses. The Hobart Club inspired the formation of Legacy Australia in Melbourne, which over time became a national movement, expanding its scope to the care of ex-servicemen's widows and their families.

Significance

Sir John Gellibrand is considered to have influenced Stanley Savige to commence the process to form Legacy in September 1923. Melbourne was the first Legacy club to form.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on the reverse: 'General Sir John Gellibrand. SGS at rear' in blue pen. Also '545' in pencil. Stamped with copyright of The Leader in red ink, and 'Property of Melbourne Legacy. Please return this correspondence to Executive Officer' in purple ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter

Key words

savige book
biography

Typewritten foolscap letter, black on white paper.

Historical information

Letter sent by Legatee James Gillespie, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Biography, to the Presidents of all the Legacy Clubs enclosing dust jackets of the book 'There goes a Man' for distribution through the Clubs and Groups, together with instructions for ordering the book. See also 00875.

Significance

Part of the story of how the book 'There goes a Man' came to be created.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne