Legacy was founded in Hobart as The Remembrance Club in March 1923 by MAJGEN Sir John Gellibrand and renamed Hobart Legacy in 1944. In 2023 we celebrate our 100th year of continuous operation in the service of the dependents of deceased veterans.
Legacy was originally established to help the widows and children of servicemen killed during the first World War.
We were there after World War II, Korea, Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, Peacekeeping operations, Iraq and Afghanistan.
And we are still here, devoting attention to the widows, widowers and children of incapacitated and deceased veterans.
Hobart Legacy currently cares for just under 600 widows/ers and 18 children in Southern Tasmania.
You can find our offices at 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart.
Our staffed hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm.
Legacy Members (Legatees)
The most important assistance we offer to each beneficiary is the commitment and help provided by their Legatee Adviser and we stand proudly by our principle of carrying out all work voluntarily with donations streamed to the direct benefit of our beneficiaries.
Currently our club has 65 members who are responsible for looking after almost 600 widows and children across Southern Tasmania. But we can always use more help. Membership enquiries are most welcome, please contact us via email [email protected], phone 6234-6581 or drop in to see us at Legacy House, 159 Macquarie Street Hobart.
Membership is open to any person who is motivated to help the ex-service community.
Hobart Legacy Board Members 2022/23
The Hobart Legacy Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday August 16, 2022. The Secretary declared the following Legatees to office for 2022/23.
Senior Vice President
Junior Vice President
Immediate Past President
Elected Member of Board