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17-May-2014
17-May-2014

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A memorial stone and stencil sculpture depicting a war widow and her two children commemorates the 80th anniversary of legacy in Albury. The memorial was adapted from the bronze statue that stands at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and honours the work of all Legatees who had cared for widows and children. 

Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

Albury Legacy was formed early in the movement`s history and came about from a meeting in the George Hotel Albury on the 11 May 1932 in which 7 men resolved to form a Legacy Club and set about recruiting the required 20 men. The 8th June 1932 saw the required 20 men enrolled, a charter was applied for, and on the 6 August 1932 at a Dinner hosted by Melbourne Legacy,  the “Legacy Club of Albury” was formed.

Location

Address:588 Olive Street, Legacy House, Albury, 2640
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.077478
Long: 146.919064
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th May, 2012
Front Inscription

Dedicated To The Families Of Those Veterans
Who Paid The Supreme Sacrifice And To The
Legatees Who Have Since Passed On
This Memorial Also Commemorates 80 Years
Of Service By The Legacy Club Of Albury
In Providing For Those Families Left Behind
                                               26th May 2012

Source: MA
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