• Archival Collection

Records of the Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc.

To access these records

Please contact the AskUs service at the State Library of South Australia:

Postal Address: GPO Box 419, Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 8207 7250 or SA country callers 1800 182 013

Website: https://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/ask-us

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Library of South Australia Archival Number, SRG 445

Records Location

These records are held by State Library of South Australia.


The collection Records of the Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc. includes subject files, correspondence, records of deceased servicemen and dependants, minutes of committees, wages book, medical assessment records, papers relating to Waverley House and Business College scholarships, Junior Boys’ Club, Junior Girls’ Club, members’ rolls at luncheons, circulars, children’s programmes, photographs and posters.

Access Conditions

Researchers can have access to documents, photographs, recordings and transcripts held at the State Library of South Australia on presenting their Readers Ticket. Readers Tickets are available from the Library. Records, recordings and transcripts can only be used in the Somerville Reading Room and are not available for borrowing.

Access to some material at the State Library may require written permission from the person or organisation that deposited the records.


The collection Records of the Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc. is made up of 115 boxes of records. They include the following records that may be of interest to people who spent time in Legacy Club hostels as children:

  • Correspondence filed by name of legatee (Boxes 12 to 38)
  • Records of Deceased Servicemen & Dependents (Boxes 45 & 69)
  • Minutes of Hostel Committee (Box 56)
  • Minutes and other papers of Junior Boys/Girls Club (Boxes 59 to 61, 74 & 75 )
  • Minutes of Committee responsible for various Legacy properties (Wentworth House and Waverley House) (Box 62)
  • Papers re Waverley House/Hostel & Business College scholarships (Boxes 70 & 78)
  • Minutes and papers of Waverley and Wentworth House committee (Box 71)
  • Individual Files (Boxes 72 & 88)
  • Children’s Programmes (Box 87)
  • Photographs and posters (Boxes 91 & 106 to 109)
  • Minutes (Intermediate Boys Club 1964-1971, and Roll books for Boys Club 1956-1958 & 1964 (Box 93)
  • Certificate: Financial Adoption of Legacy Wards (by HQ Coy 1 ALSG Other Ranks Section 1970) $200 (Box 115)

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