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Legacy House hosts Royal United Services Institute

The Widows Lounge at Legacy House is the new home for the Royal United Services Library.

LT COL Peter Hodge RAA (Retd), the RUSI Hon Librarian, said: ‘This is the largest defence library in Tasmania.

It’s wonderful to have it located centrally in the city where members and the public can access it.’

Previously the library was locked in a secure building at Anglesea Barracks. For enquiries please contact Peter: pandjhodge@bigpond.com.

Commodore Kim Pitt promotes sailor bears

What is a retired submariner doing with Legacy sailor bears?

Commodore Kim Pitt was one of over one hundred volunteer donation collectors raising funds for Legacy at Kingston this week.

The volunteers included: school students, scouts, Lions, Rotary and Kingston Beach RSL members.


MAJGEN Steve Smith, a resident of Blackmans Bay, led the annual Legacy Week fund raising in Kingborough.

He is photographed with the Legacy Flag flown by Kingborough Council for the week.

MAJGEN Smith commanded the 2nd Division and had active service in the middle east with the Americans.


The staff at Denison Dental in Kingston love Legacy bears.

Here is their counter display to promote Legacy Week.


Eye Spy Signs initiated a wonderful way for the community to pay its respects on Anzac Day.

As the Coronavirus disease restrictions disallowed traditional Anzac Day ceremonies, Eye Spy Signs decided to print two different Anzac Day signs. Director of Eye Spy Signs, John Howard, offered the signs free of charge but added a link to their Facebook page encouraging people to donate to Legacy. The result? About 450 signs where printed and $2000 raised for Hobart Legacy. What a fantastic achievement.

One Eye Spy Sign employee had been a Legacy kid himself. John Large was five when his father, Horatio John Large died. Horatio had been a private in the 2/40th Infantry Battalion. Hobart Legacy looked after John, his mum, and his three sisters.

Peter Hodge, ex-President of Hobart Legacy and a resident of Kingborough said: ‘Hobart Legacy is very grateful to Eye Spy Signs for this special Anzac Day donation. Such funds assist us with activities to overcome social isolation, and we all know what that feels like! ‘ Legacy provides opportunities for Legacy widows to meet monthly and 5 groups exist in southern Tasmania, including Kingborough. Legacy funds excursions, and arranges and funds special events such as on Anzac Day and at Christmas.

Kingborough Ladies aboard the Eugeria

A lovely day was had with plenty of sunshine and good company as 14 members of the Kingborough Widows' Club spent the day on the River Derwent onboard the Eugeria.

This special day was with thanks to a Grant received from DVA for Veterans' Health Week.


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