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Centenary of Anzac
Events - Hobart Legacy
|Many organisations are commemorating the Centenary of Anzac. To see the various activities and events click here.|
|Naming a place/locality to commemorate Legacy|
|Legacy in Tasmania is seeking to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac by naming a nationally significant place/locality in Hobart. |
The organisation which today calls itself Legacy Australia was started in Hobart by MAJGEN Sir John Gellibrand. ‘More credible, especially in light of his paladin philosophy, was Gellibrand’s work for the Legacy movement. His role in founding the Remembrance Club in Hobart in 1923 was the inspiration for the network of clubs which subsequently arose to care for widows and children of deceased servicemen. It was Bean who later wrote that “there was a time when some of thought that the best monument to John Gellibrand might be the story of Second Bullecourt. Now I feel there will be an even better – the record of Legacy.”’ Peter S. Sadler, The paladin: a life of Major-General Sir John Gellibrand, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2000
Hobart Legacy has established a working group with the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC, the Nomenclature Board, Hobart City Council and Clarence Council to name a prominent feature in 2015.
Careful thought is being given to national significance and appropriate recognition that:
• places Hobart’s ‘volunteer’ heritage at the forefront of 2015 Anzac Commemorations.
• commemorates Hobart’s unique heritage in establishing Legacy to support the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
• recognises the sacrifice of families who bear the cost of war.
• celebrates the service of Hobart Legatees for 91 years in a fitting tribute.
• acknowledges the historical association between MAJGEN Sir John Gellibrand, Legacy, the City of Hobart, Risdon and South Arm.
• recognizes commitment to future deceased veterans families by providing Legacy with a significant public profile in Tasmania.
• puts service to the vulnerable in our community at the forefront.
• provides a forward looking good news story at the time of WWI commemoration.
• Provides a low cost way of commemorating families as part of the Centenary of Anzac.
The rarity of renaming an existing feature or naming a new feature adds to its appropriateness and significance.
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