Hobart Legacy Inc will be holding its 90th Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday, 24 March 2013 at St John the Baptist Church, Bridge Hotel Road, Ouse, for a service commencing at 11.30 am. Ouse is the birthplace of General Sir John Gellibrand, who founded the Hobart Remembrance Club (now Hobart Legacy) on 23 March 1923. After the Service, a light luncheon will be served at the Ouse Country Club, Tor Hill Road, Ouse.
We extend an invitation to all Legatees and their wives/husbands/partners to attend. We are pleased to advise that our special guest will be Legatee John Gellibrand, grandson of Sir John Gellibrand, the founder of the Hobart Remembrance Club.
You should note that access to the Church would be unsuitable for those who use walking aides or wheelchairs.
As space is limited at the Church, we would appreciate your reply no later than
1 March 2013 to allow organization of the programme and for catering arrangements.
|A quote from a review of “The Paladin – a Life of Major-General Sir John Gellibrand” by Peter S. Sadler.|
|"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.” Both on the field of battle and off, Gellibrand was a figure who deserves to be better recognized and understood by Australians."|
Reg Watson's Tribute to Sir John Gellibrand’s work for the Legacy movement.