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Still burning brightly

by
June 1979, no. 11

Legacy: The first fifty years by Mark Lyons

Lothian, $12.95, 238 pp

Still burning brightly

by
June 1979, no. 11

This is the jubilee history of a unique Australian institution. Legacy, initially a club of World War I veterans, aiming to help each other re-establish themselves in civilian life, quickly became an organization concerned to assist the dependents of dead or incapacitated servicemen. Though the age of legatees is rising, the number of elderly widows increasing, and the number of dependent children declining, this remains its raison d’être. Forty-seven Legacy clubs today spend nearly $3,000,000 annually on some 100,000 widows and children in addition, personal assistance – leading youth groups, acting as advisers to bereaved families – continues the paramount part of Legacy’s service.

Lindsay Gardiner reviews 'Legacy: The first fifty years' by Mark Lyons

Legacy: The first fifty years

by Mark Lyons

Lothian, $12.95, 238 pp

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