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New South Wales - Organisation

Legacy (1925 - )

Advocacy Body, Care Provider, Non Government Organisation and Non-denominational

Legacy is a charity that supports the families of veterans of the Australian Armed Forces who have died or become incapacitated while on service, or subsequently. Legacy ran children's homes across Australia. In New South Wales it operated Kyle Williams House, from 1947 until 1983. Legacy also referred widows and children to social services and to institutions.


Legacy developed from the Remembrance Club, which was formed in Hobart after World War I, by returned servicemen who were concerned about the supports offered to men who had served overseas, and their families, and the idea extended to Melbourne's ANZAC House. In 1925 Legacy was formed to care for the children of deceased servicemen.

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Prepared by: Naomi Parry