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Port Macquarie Hastings Legacy

Level 2, Bourne House, 10-12 Short Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Postal address: PO Box 197, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone: (02) 6583 3570

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PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY - An important message to our Ladies
Your Privacy at Port Macquarie Hastings Legacy

On the 21st December 2001, new privacy laws commenced.

At Legacy, your right to privacy is important to us. This message explains the types of personal information which we will keep on record and how we may use that information. It also provides some detail about your privacy rights along with our general rights and obligations.

What information will Legacy hold?
Generally, we will keep a record of one or more of the following types of information:
  • Information that identifies you, such as your name and address, phone number, date of birth, doctor, solicitor, etc provided by you.
  • Information about your pensions, next of kin, health and home needs.

How may Legacy use this information?
We use your personal information to:
a) assist with your eligibility for enrolment in Legacy.
b) ensure you obtain maximum Welfare, Medical and Pension benefits to which you are entitled.
c) Information held may be used for referrals to Government Agencies, and Community Service Providers when you require support or specific needs.

What rights does Legacy have to disclose personal information?
Only to ensure that you receive your full entitlements in regard to Welfare, Medical and Pension benefits.

What are your rights?
You can request access to the personal information that we keep on record. If you believe that any information is incorrect or out of date, you may, of course, ask us to correct it.

If you have any further questions or queries, contact our Privacy Officer:

Privacy Officer
Port Macquarie Hastings Legacy
PO Box 197
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone: 02 6583 3570

The Charter of Legacy

The Spirit of Legacy is Service.

The care of dependants of those who served their country; namely
veterans who died on operational service or subsequently, and
Australian Defence Force personnel who died as a result of their service,
affords a field for service.

Safeguarding the interests of dependants, especially children,
is a service worth rendering.

Personal effort is the main essential.

Inasmuch as these are the activities of Legacy,
it is our privilege to accept the legacy of the fallen.

The Badge of Legacy

Legacy has adopted as its badge the Torch, taken from the poem "In Flanders' Fields".
The symbolism of the Torch is explained below.

The Badge of Legacy symbolises in its torch the undying flame of service and sacrifice handed to us by our comrades in war who have passed on. In its wreath of laurel, with its points inverted in remembrance, is the guerdon of honour; that is the meed of those who gave their lives for their country.


"In Flanders' Fields" was written by a Canadian Physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915. It remains one of the most memorable war poems ever written. Legacy has adopted "In Flanders' Fields" as its own.

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hand we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ fields.


The Legacy Ode was adapted from the second verse of the American Poet RW Lilliard’s “An American Answer” written in 1918 as an answer to the challenge within "In Flanders' Fields". The Legacy Ode is often read at Legacy functions, meetings, handover lunches and dinners and at other special events.

Fear not that you have died for naught
The torch you threw to us we caught.
And now our hands will hold it high
Its glorious light shall never die,
We’ll not break faith with you who lie
On many a field

Lest we forget.


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