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Melbourne Legacy Melbourne , Victoria

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

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

Contact Information

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

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Location

293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

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1640 items

1640 items

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

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

Historical information

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

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

savige
comradeship

Black and white photo of a group of people with Stanley Savige on election night 1930.

Historical information

A photo of Stanley Savige on Victorian Election night in 1930 from a Comradeship committee photo album. According to Wikipedia Stan Savige unsuccessfully "ran for the Victorian Legislative Assembly Electoral district of Caulfield on the Nationalist Party of Australia ticket" in 1930. (source: Wikipedia). The photo also shows Stan's mother and his daughter Gwen, as well as Legatees Syd Birrell, Norm Smith and Herb Greenway as marked by pen notations in the border. The photo is part of a photo album of Comradeship activities (from 1930 to 1977) see items from 01027 to 01036.

Significance

A record of Stan Savige standing for election in the Caulfield elections in 1930. The Comradeship photo album was put together by the Comradeship committee and records events that Legatees did and places they lived or visited. Some appear to be trips to visit other Legatees living overseas and social occasions held in different places. It shows the bond that Legatees have with each other.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten in blue ink: "Caulfield Election Night 1930. / Syd Birrell / Norm Smith / Stan's mother / Gwen / Stan Savige / Herb Greenway"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

comradeship

Black and white photo x 2 of Christmas party in 1977 from a Comradeship committee photo album.

Historical information

Photos from a Comradeship album showing Legatees in costume acting or singing on the dance floor at Chaucers (a reception venue in Melbourne) as part of their Christmas celebrations. The items were part of a photo album of Comradeship activities (from 1930 to 1977) see items 01027 to 01036.

Significance

The Comradeship photo album was put together by the Comradeship committee and records events that Legatees did and places they lived or visited. Some appear to be trips to visit other Legatees living overseas and social occasions held in different places. It shows the bond that Legatees have with each other.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten on the album page: "Christmas Carols / Chaucers 1977".

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - History of Legacy 1953 (H18)

Key words

history
annual summary

White foolscap paper with black type x 4 pages of the history of Legacy in 1953.

Historical information

A document summarising events significant to Legacy in the year 1953. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was a highlight, with Legatee Stan Savige travelling to London to attend as a representative of Legacy (his account of the event is at 01164). 1,200 children attended a rally at the South Melbourne Town Hall to watch films of the life of the Queen, her visit to Canada and the Coronation. (A copy of the programme of this event is at 01163). It was decided that the Intermediate Legacy Club had degenerated into a club without a distinct purpose. They were encouraged to help the Legatees in the senior Club. For instance in the repairs to widow's houses. There is mention of the country clubs with a new club formed in Benalla. Education of Legatees was seen as something that needed to be addressed and a formal induction process with proper training would be necessary. A two page report was included as attachment 'C', which is stored as 01492. Welfare committee had prepared reports with were attached as 'D' but the whereabouts is not known. Camps and holidays. Country clubs would take city children and work had started at Blamey house to clear land for tent sites and country children could have a holiday in the city. The annual conference was held in Brisbane, a general report was attached as 'J' but the whereabouts is not known. Widows - childless and aged widows were identified in the Brisbane conference as needing more attention and a committee was formed to look into it. A report marked 'G' was mentioned but the whereabouts is not known. Dureau House. It was recognised the premises purchased some years before was not suitable as too much renovation was required and should be sold. The original donor, Mr Goldsmith of the B&G Corporation in New York was approached and he agreed the money could be used directly for the widows and children if provision of a headquarters was not important, but the decision was to be up to Legacy to make. The building was sold to Mr Bernard Evans for £57,000. Contact committee reported that the need for contact outstripped the present membership and new members were needed. The dental committee there were issues with payments by the Repatriation Department. The medical committee had decided that children in all classes would be given a Mantoux test for TB. The notation H18 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A report covering the main work of Legacy in 1953.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H18 in red pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, report - The 72nd Report from the President - 1995

Key words

annual summary

Colour printed president’s report from 1995 with black and white photos.

Historical information

In 1995 Legacy was promoted by a tram painted with 'Legacy never forgets' as part of the "Australia Remembers 1945-1995" program marking the 50th anniversary of the end of World War 2. The president was David Millie and his report covers disabled dependents and the activities of widows clubs. The report also recaps events through the year such as the school students' Anzac commemoration service, legacy week and the public speaking contest. Up to the 1980s the annual report would usually contain pages containing the Presidents report and photos of significant events of the year. Between 1987 and 1990 these were published in a separate document called 'Highlights from the Annual Report'. This could be used in promoting Legacy in different ways, without all the financial information normally held in an annual report. In following years it became called 'Report from the President' then 'Highlights from the President', before becoming 'Melbourne Legacy Highlights' which was published twice a year from 2007. It was eventually renamed, 'The Torch, Melbourne Legacy Highlights' in 2012. 'The Torch' is still published twice a year.

Significance

A record of the annual reports of Legacy Melbourne, including activities and telling stories of Legacy's impact.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

legatee event

Colour photo x 6 of induction of Legacy Support Group and a white paper label.

Historical information

A function in Legacy House with Legatee John Sullivan welcoming nine founding members of a new support group. L/ Sullivan was president in 1991. The lady in blue and white stripes appears to be Margaret Anderson. The lady in red is also in many other photos and could be a staff member. Other names are not known. From the label the photos were taken by Susie Howard the publicity officer. Photos were in a scrapbook of photos spanning 1983 to 1991.

Significance

A record of function for Legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

White label handwritten in blue pen 'Founding members of the Legacy Support Group induction. / S Howard / 27.8.1991.'

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

events

Colour photo of Legatee Luscombe and two others.

Historical information

Photo of Legatee Lucky Luscombe and the Minister for Veterans Affair, The Hon Con Sciacca MP and Ted Gregory the CEO of AAV. Mr Sciacca was the Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 25.3.1994 to 11.3.1996. This could be during 1995 which was the 50th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Articles in Trove mention there was a promotion called 'Australia Remembers' during 1995 which helped increase awareness of history and commemorate the end of the war. AAV was Australia's largest publicly listed digital media services group. The men appear to be standing in front of a visual display.

Significance

A record that Legacy was involved in the Australia Remembers activities in 1995 which were supported by the Department for Veterans Affairs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Typed label on the reverse says ' From Left to right: Legacy of Laughter. Legatee Brian 'Lucky' Luscombe, Minister for Veterans Affair, The Hon Con Sciacca MP, AAV CEO, Ted Gregory.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, brochure - The Fundamentals of Legacy (H65)

Key words

history
speech

Brochure on white paper with black type x 8 pages about The Fundamentals of Legacy.

Historical information

The Fundamentals of Legacy was a paper offered to the Fortieth Annual Conference of the Legacy Clubs of Australia, held in Ballarat from 7th to 10th November 1968, by the Sydney Legacy Club. It was presented by Legatee Daniel S. Aarons, past president of the Legacy Club of Sydney (1946-47). By resolution of the Conference it was printed by Legacy Co-ordinating Council for distribution upon their request to Legacy Clubs. The first part of the brochure examines birth of Legacy growing from the seeds of comradeship that were sown in war service. Comradeship from the deep friendship forged in war time. The second part examines the personal service that is fundamental to Legacy. It includes a story of burial after a fierce battle at Pozieres in August 1916 where the writer witnessed a mate pledge to the deceased "don't worry, our friends, we will look after your widows and children". The final words of the of the brochure. "Legacy is a magnificent monument whose foundations made from everlasting materials, Mateship, Comradeship, and Friendship. The edifice upon that foundation was erected by the dedicated, personal service of a mere few thousand Legatees of whom it may truly be said, that, Never in the history of social service Has so much been done for so many By so few." The notation H51 in blue pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy.

Significance

A record of speech at a Legacy Conference being reprinted for distribution among Legacy Clubs.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H65/1 in blue pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter - (H48)

Key words

history

File copy of a foolscap letter x 3 pages dated 12 November 1925.

Historical information

A letter from the M.B. Ryan, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Repatriation about a meeting with Legatee Frank Doolan in November 1925. They had met to discuss Legacy wishing to cooperate with the department in the administration of its Scheme for the Education of the Children of Deceased and Totally Permanently Incapacitated Soldiers. He goes on to outlines ways Legacy can help and details of the scheme. The notation H48 in blue pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy. L/ Frank Doolan was part of the archive project around the 1970s.

Significance

A record of Legacy working with the Department of Repatriation from very early in its history to aid the education of children of deceased servicemen.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H48 in blue pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Ceremony at the Shrine

Key words

anzac commemoration for students
governor of victoria
wreath laying ceremony

Black and white photo of the Governor and offical party on the steps of the Shrine in 1992.

Historical information

A Legacy ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. One of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" events, usually held just prior to ANZAC Day. The photo shows a group of dignitaries walking up the steps of the Shrine. One of them is the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Richard E. McGarvie, AC QC. It appears to be when Geoffrey Swann was President which was 1992. Negatives of the day are at 00581.

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, newspaper article - Violin tells the story of Changi 'The Sun' 1/6/82 (H35)

Key words

history
changi violin

White A4 photocopy of an article about the Changi violin published in the Sun in 1982 and a copy of a two page letter.

Historical information

An article in the Sun about the donation of the Changi violin to Legacy in 1982. It mentions that the violin was thrown over the fence at Changi prison and Mr Roy Arnel played it for the 3 and half years he was in Changi. When the war ended he went around the camp getting concert party members and friends to sign it. He died in January 1982 and his wife Netta contacted Legacy who had it restored by Roger Lewis. He said many of the parts were not original but had been made for it in prison. The notation H35 in red pen shows that it was part of the archive project that was trying to capture the history of Legacy. The text of the letter to President E J Larkin says: Dear Ed, I attach a press cutting which is self explanatory except that the violin has been given to me on behalf of Legacy by one of may widows - Mrs Arnel. I have discussed with 'Kim' Kemsley and others what we should do with this interesting relic. Kem has endorsed my fear that if it is sent to Canberra no-one will ever see it. The prospective War Museum in Victoria will not be ready for some years and could not handle it. I suggest that is be displayed 'pro?' at Legacy House until it could be passed to the Victorian War Museum. Both Mrs Arnel and Kem agree with this suggestion. I should be glad to make a display cabinet if Legacy agrees to the above suggestion. I shall be glad if you will return the cutting to me in due course. Yours sincerely Roger Westerback (?) 581.

Significance

A record of the donation of the Changi violin to Legacy in 1982.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten H35 in red pen.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Widows function

Key words

widows
answer

Colour photo of widows working on craft projects at Legacy House.

Historical information

A group of widows gathered at Legacy House doing needlework and craft. It is Marion Scammell (see also article in the Answer 1996 at 00889). This photo was published in The Answer in January 1997. Shows one of many activities that the widows were involved in. There were weekly workshops for craft and others for painting. The tapestry instructor was Nancy Crooks. The timetable for activities was published in The Answer each month. These regular meetings and workshops provided important opportunities for widows to meet and be active.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Printing on the back "<No. 7> 278" which is the negative frame number and film number.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Badge

Key words

world war one

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Regiment cap badge. It is a bi-metal badge in the form of a fused (or flaming) grenade, on the brass ball of which is a white metal Royal Tiger above an elephant (both in white metal). At the base a white metal scroll bearing the title 'ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS'.

Historical information

A badge that once belonged to J B McLean, he could have brought it back from World War as a souvenir. From information found online: 'The Royal Dublin Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which recruited in the east of Ireland. Created in 1881 by the amalgamation of two former East India Company regiments, it was disbanded in 1922 on the establishment of the Irish Free State.' These were with other World War 1 memorabilia that has come from Private John Basil McLean, 2nd Reinforcements, 37th Battalion, A.I.F. J.B. McLean (Service No. 13824) was from near Maffra, Victoria and enlisted on 22 January 1916. He embarked on 16 December 1916 for Europe. He spent time with the Australian Field Artillery (Pack Section). At the end of the war he worked for a year at the A.I.F. Headquarters in London before returning to Australia on the 'Ceramic', arriving in Portsea in 1920. His full war record is available from the National Archives of Australia (B2455, MCLEAN JBM).

Significance

This is an example of souvenir retained by an ex soldier.

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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Photo, Stamp sorting

Key words

widows
fundraising

Black and white photo of ladies at Legacy house around Beryl Billing sorting stamps and a proof sheet.

Historical information

A group of widows gathered at Legacy House sorting stamps. Names unknown. With a group of photos about stamp sorting with post-it note "Stamp Ladies Past to 2004". The widows have sorted used stamps and sold to a stamp dealer for many years to the present day. It raises some funds and provides a purpose for gathering together. Beryl Billing was the co-ordinator for many years, she is seated at the table in this photo. The date is assumed as 1992 due to the reference number from the photographic studio 920609 could mean 9 June 1992.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Label on the back from Keesing Photographic. Photograph reference no. 920609B-8 Yellow post-it note "Stamp Ladies Past to 2004"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, letter - To Robert Bowring from Rob C. Allison.

Key words

unknown soldier

White paper with black type, a facsimile of a letter

Historical information

A file copy of a letter sent from Legatee Rob Allison to Robert Bowring (6th November 2000) in answer to a request regarding the origins of the first Dawn Service. Legatee Rob Allison signed himself as the Chairman, Advisory Tradition and History. To research his response he consulted the AWM and summarised the content in the letter and enclosed four articles. Unfortunately the four articles sent to Robert Bowring are not included here. L/- Rob Allison makes reference to information obtained from Dr Richard Reid (historian at the Australian War Memorial and then the Commonwealth Branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs). Also Rob Allison makes reference to Lyn Witheridge (Australian War Memorial and later with the Centenary Federation Secretariat). He was addressing the rumour that there was a Dawn Service held in Albany WA in 1914 when the first convoy in WW1 from Australia was about to sail from Albany. The letter also makes reference to a gathering at Toowoomba QLD on Anzac morning 1919, however that rumour suggest that flowers were placed on returned soldiers graves, L/- Allison cast doubt about the placing of flowers on graves of returned service personnel, because only Major General Bridges and the Australian Unknown Soldier were the only two WW1 troops killed in action, to be returned to Australia.

Significance

A record that members of the public approached Legacy with questions about military and post war history. Legatee Allison made an effort to research and base his reply on evidence.

Inscriptions & Markings

Telephone No 61395620309 top right.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Diamond Jubilee

Key words

diamond jubilee
answer

Colour photo x 7 of march with Legacy banner 1923-1983.

Historical information

Photos of a march in Hobart to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Legacy in 1983. See also 00488. Hobart is important in the history of Legacy as Sir Gellibrand started a precursor to Legacy called the Remembrance Club. See the article from The Answer in March 1993 where the history of Legacy is outlined.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Legacy event

Key words

legacy appeal
legacy week
legacy promotion

Colour photo x 7 of an event in the city square for Legacy Week in 1991.

Historical information

Photos of event in Melbourne's City Square (corner of Swanston and Collins Streets) for Legacy Week in 1991. There is a band from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) playing under the Legacy Banner - which says "Legacy Caring for Australia's Biggest Family". The same banner is used at a dinner - see 000492 (from the same roll of film). The paper label says the photographer was Susie Howard, the publicity officer on 6 September 1991.

Significance

A record of Legacy being promoted by the Navy, who helped with Badge Day.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - (H60)

Key words

history
past presidents

White A4 paper with black type, a facsimile from Legatee Rob C Allison.

Historical information

A message sent via fax machine to Legacy to advise a past President's gold Legacy badge had been given to Warnambool Legacy. The content says: 'Howard Mackenzie, President of Warrnambool Legacy, advised me on 5th February 1989, that L/ Greg Gillespie - son of our Past President James G. Gillespie - presented to Warrnambool Legacy the Gold Legacy Badge given to his father and worn by him during his year of office as President. This badge is now presented to the installed President of Warrnambool to wear during his year of office. Howard is the first recipient.' The notation 'H60' in black pen shows that it was part of original archive project was undertaken by Legatees Frank Doolan and Brian Armstrong.

Significance

A record of the past presidents of Melbourne Legacy. L/ Jim Gillespie was a founding member of Legacy and his Presidents badge was seen as significant enough to present to Warrnambool Legacy club.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Junior Legacy classes

Key words

legacy demonstration

Black and white photo young girls practicing next to a piano being played by their instructor.

Historical information

Photograph of 9 Junior Legacy teenage girls in costume, practising with a pianist seated at a piano. Throughout the year Melbourne Legacy provided classes for Junior Legatees such as dancing, gymnastics and Eurythmics, often in the Market St premises. Melbourne Legacy conducted Annual Demonstrations / Parades to showcase the skills, from 1928 through to 1979, usually held at Melbourne Town Hall. The beautiful costumes were made by members of the Junior Legacy Mothers' Club and the Melbourne Legacy Wives' Association.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on reverse: "Norman Smith ILC" in blue pen. "Girls Class - Market St" in pencil. "UL295/5" in pencil. Stamped "Australian Official Photograph / Dept of Information" in purple ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Book, register - Register of Luncheon Speakers 1924-1970

Key words

speakers
guests of honor
legatee event

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"

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - Legacy Remembers

Key words

answer
poem

Printout of a page from The Answer in August 1996.

Historical information

An article in The Answer showing the Odes that are recited at Legacy events in the 1990s. Remembrance is a feature of all formal meetings and formal gatherings involving members of the Legacy family. At the Widows' Club Meetings a widow will say: 'Let us stand for a moment in silence In memory of our loved ones Lest we forget' (repeated by Widows) At the Widows' Club meetings a Legatee will say: 'Let us stand for a moments in silence In memory of your husbands, our comrades, those dear to each of us Who offered their lives to defend our freedom. Lest we forget' (repeated by Widows). At a Ceremony of Remembrance Gatherings of Junior Legatees by a Legatee will say 'Let us stand for a moment in silence In memory of your fathers, our comrades And those Junior Legatees who fave their lives for our country We will remember them' (repeated by Junior Legatees) 'Lest we forget' (repeated by Junior Legatees)

Significance

Remembrance is a vital part of Legacy's ongoing commitment to the families of the deceased servicemen and women.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document - Draft Refined Brief. Legacy House Upgrading Project.

White A4 Legacy memo paper with black type, 4 pages about Legacy House upgrading project.

Historical information

A memo regarding the updating/alterations of Legacy House (29/6/1990). The brief lists the scope of the works but no drawings or plans. The matter would be put before the members for consultation on 17/7/1990.

Significance

This document reveals that Melbourne Legacy was prepared to finance a refurbishment of the building (no costings included). These matters had been under discussion since 1984 (refer to item no 00926).

Inscriptions & Markings

Page 4 the name P.W. Dietrich written in blue biro

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

legatee
dureau house
birthday

Colour photo x 3 of Legatee Grat Grattan for his 100th birthday and article from Vetaffairs.

Historical information

A Legatee Grat Grattan with the President of the Melbourne Legacy Widows Club, Mrs Irene Noll, on the occasion of his 100th birthday celebrations at Legacy House. This photo was used in a newspaper article in 'Vetaffairs' October 1994. The article says Oriel John Grattan was born in WA and enlisted in the First AIF in 1916. He served in France and Belgium before he was wounded near Menin Gate. As a Legatee he was widely respected, he was 'something of a father figure - many of the girls were given away at their weddings by this kindly Legatee'. It continues with an interesting piece on the acquisition of Legacy house. It says: 'Perhaps his most lasting monument is Melbourne Legacy House. Through his friendship with one of the principals of the firm, Brown and Dureau, Legacy was given a donation of 30,000 pounds in 1944. A condition of the donation was that Legacy had only eight days in which to buy a building. A building across the road from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology was bought for 18,000 pounds and the balance invested. The building was sold in the early '50s and the proceeds plus the invested money enabled Legacy to buy its headquarters, Dureau House, in Swanston Street in 1955." Vetaffairs is a newspaper for the veteran community published monthly. The entire 8 page issue is kept but only the Grattan article has been scanned here.

Significance

A record of a Legatee Grattans' achievements, both in the army and in later life and the impact he had on Legacy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on the back "128 0133 N N N 2 2" on Kodak paper.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Black and white photo of Joan Miller.

Historical information

Photo of Joan Miller, a Legacy widow and volunteer that was actively involved in Legacy over many years. Between 1985 to 1998 she was the Widows' Club Co-ordinator, organising many events and functions for the widows. This photo was published in the regular column she wrote in editions of The Answer. The article was published in 2018 and is a good summary of her important work. Photo reference 910319 on the proof sheet (00851) is assumed to mean the date was 19 March 1991.

Significance

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Label of Keesing Photographic on the back. Handwritten "Page 2" in blue ink.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Book, minute book

Key words

minutes

Dark blue hardcovered foolscap book, tan spine and corners, initial minutes written in blue ink, typed minutes glued or stapled to the lined book pages. Includes a newspaper cutting from The Mail, Wed., Sept.12, 1979 recording the establishment of the Footscray Legacy Branch originally reported in The Mail 17/9/59.

Historical information

Complete record of the Footscray/Sunshine Branch meetings between the dates mentioned. Also handwritten roll call of Legatees 1965-1973 at back.

Significance

Describes and itemises the activities and work of a typical Melbourne Legacy Branch in the 1960s and 1970s.

Inscriptions & Markings

On spine in gold on red “Faint Paged Collins 4393” Front cover: red metal tape “Footscray.Sunshine.Legacy”

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Booklet - The Legacy Club of Melbourne. Rules and Principles for Guidance and Operating Procedures of Detached Groups of Melbourne Legacy.

Key words

regulations

Cover cardboard, colour yellow. Pages, paper, colour white. Pages and cover stapled together. 2 copies, 1961, 1967.

Historical information

This booklet was distributed to members in detached groups of Melbourne Legacy.

Significance

This booklet is updated periodically as the need arises.

Inscriptions & Markings

Title and Legacy logo printed in black. Pages are printed on in black type.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, programme - Annual ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony for Students

Key words

anzac commemoration for students
wreath laying ceremony

Printed brochure x 6 with a black and white photo of the Shrine, single page folded in half. Years 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978.

Historical information

A programme of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students", held each April. The ceremony provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain an appreciation of the Anzac spirit, the significance of the Shrine and the meaning of Anzac Day. The 4 pages outline the order of service of the ceremony, some background notes on the ANZAC Commemorations, a short history of the Shrine of Remembrance and a story of Legacy. They mention the ceremony is telecast on the ABC television channels. One mentions is it a 'Circular to Victorian Colleges and Schools' so they were also sent to school to publicise the events. These are from 1968, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978. They vary slightly, 1978 is 6 pages. Each was attended by the Governor of Victoria, up to 1974 it was Sir Rohan Delacombe and after that Sir Henry Winneke. The photo of the Shrine of Remembrance on the cover of these programmes is stored at 01434.

Significance

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

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Document, minutes - Minutes of Inaugural meeting of Intermediate Legacy Club (Girls) held at 45 Market Street, Melbourne, on 17th August, 1955, commencing at 8 p.m.

Key words

girls' classes

2 typewritten fooslcap sheets, printed both sides. 2 copies.

Historical information

The Intermediate Legacy Club was a Club comprised of ex-Junior Legacy Girls who attended the Physical Culture Classes (the classes commenced in 1927). The Intermediate clubs were aimed at children who were older than 16 years of age.

Significance

Demonstrates the strong bonds formed amongst the Junior Legacy children and the desire to be of service in their turn to Legacy beneficiaries.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo

Key words

junior legatee outing

Black and white photo of Junior Legatees visiting HMAS Cerberus and a paper label.

Historical information

Photograph of 3 Junior Legatees with a crewman during an outing at HMAS Cerberus, possibly in the 1990s. It came from a Legacy envelope marked P7, 1966. The contents were described in red pen as: 1 Christmas Party / Govt House 2 Toy presentation Dept of Education 3 Residence Christmas party 3 HMAS Cerberus / Operation Float / Operation Firewood (added in blue pen). (these other items will be items 00411 to 00416)

Significance

A record of the items and events provided to Junior Legatees.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stuck on paper label in black type "Junior Legatees from Melbourne Legacy and adjacent Clubs and Groups, look forward to and enjoy an annual visit to HMAS CERBERUS at Westernport. Shown as three Junior Legatees and a crewman from the Patrol Boat HMAS ATTACK during one of the visits". On reverse: "76%, P7 Legacy" in blue pen "Youth Activities (Welfare)" in pencil. Was stored in an envelope marked P7, listing it's contents in red pen and 1966 in pencil.

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne

Photo, Exercise Classes

Key words

widows

Colour photo x 3 of ladies in a swimming pool.

Historical information

A group of widows at exercise classes in a pool at Melbourne City Baths. Melbourne Legacy ran an excellent exercise program for its widows for many years and the swim classes were very popular. It is assumed to be 2004 as it was with a bunch of photos with the label, "Activities at Legacy House 2004". Names unknown.

Significance

A record of the types of activities Legacy provided as a physical and social outlet for widows.

Inscriptions & Markings

Printed on back <No. > Clarendon Photos 0908, which is the negative frame number and place of processing. Frame numbers 7, 8 and 9. Yellow Post-it note says: "Activities at Legacy House 2004".

Melbourne Legacy, Melbourne