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Sir Stanley George Savige
Sir Stanley George Savige

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Gates presented by Rotary commemorate Sir Stanley George Savige, Army Officer and founder of Legacy. Sir Stanley Savige was born in Korumburra. 

In 1923, Sir John Gellibrand founded the Remembrance Club in Hobart, with the aim of encouraging returned servicemen in business. Savige visited Gellibrand in Hobart during August 1923, and Gellibrand urged him to set up a similar club in Melbourne. Soon after Savige's return to Melbourne, a group of ex-servicemen met to say farewell to one of their number who was about to go to England. Savige used this opportunity to bring up the idea of a club similar to Gellibrand's Remembrance Club. After several informal meetings, the Melbourne club's inaugural meeting was held in Anzac House, Melbourne. Legacy Australia was founded as an ex-servicemen's club, but soon became a charitable organisation focusing on war widows and orphans. For the next 26 years, due to his commitment, energy and enthusiasm, Savige's name became inseparable from both the club and the movement.

Korumburra Rotary will erect a £1,000 memorial to the late Sir Stanley Savige. Sir Stanley was born in Korumburra, lived there for 10 years, and attended the local State school. He was later employed by the "Korumburra Times." Korumburra's tribute will be memorial gates at Coleman Park. Half the money has already been subscribed. 
Argus (Melbourne), 27 April 1955.


Address:Queen Street, Coleman Park, Korumburra, 3950
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.432647
Long: 145.819969
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th November, 1955
Left Side Inscription

These Gates Are Erected To
The Memory Of
Sir Stanley George Savige
K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., M.C., E.D.,
A Former Resident Of Korumburra
Who Died On
The 15th May 1954

Right Side Inscription

The Rotary Club Of Korumburra
Presented These Gates To Honour
The Founder Of Legacy.
They Were Officially Opened By
Cr. F. P. Selleck
Lord Mayor Of Melbourne
On Sunday November 27, 1955
In The Presence Of Our Rotary
District Governor Elect
Herbert Ralph Birch
Charter President Korumburra Club.

Source: MA,ADB
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