My long association with Legacy began in 1952 when I was approached by my good friend Ron Williams to become a foundation member of a new group to be formed in New Norfolk to be known as the New Norfolk Group of Hobart Legacy. By Legatee Ken O’Brien - New Norfolk Group Hobart LegacyRead story
The largest group of Legacy beneficiaries remains our Legacy widows, (Australia-wide just over 48,000 and in southern Tasmania around 800).
The range of ages from Hobart Legacy widows is from 34 to over 105 years. Approximately 40% of Hobart Legacy widows do not have the privilege of the use of a Gold Repatriation Health Card from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Hobart Legacy currently has approximately 707 widows of World War II veterans, 46 widows of Korean veterans, 94 widows of Vietnam veterans, twelve from Malaya/Borneo, two from Afghanistan veterans and five from Iraq.
Services we provide
From monthly morning teas to group social outings and annual celebrations, Legacy provides a regular means of social inclusion for those we support.
Legacy can assist families with filling out paperwork and making claims through Department of Veterans’ Affairs; as well as advocate to government on their behalf.
School-age education support
Legacy assists with education costs, school uniforms, laptops and much more. Legacy can help support after-school activities such as music, art, karate, or sports.
Personal development activities
Legacy ensures children and young adults have the opportunity to participate with their peers in sports, drama and other activities that are of interest to them and potentially may be a long term career choice.
Legacy was founded in Hobart as the
Remembrance Club by MAJGEN Sir
John Gellibrand and later renamed
Hobart Legacy in 1944.
The Club currently has 65 members working locally.
The number of Juniors we support.
Become part of a proud tradition
Being a Legatee is the most rewarding endeavor of my life. It makes me proud of my country when I see the enthusiasm and compassion volunteers bring to their roles as Legatees. I also see just how much enjoyment and fulfillment they get out of it.
We are grateful for the Australian individuals and organisations who work with us to help provide our essential services.