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backReference #: 008175 Albert Harman, 73, has his Christmas parcel handed to him at the Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans Home by the presi...

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Reference Number:008175
Event/Occasion:
Title/Caption: Albert Harman, 73, has his Christmas parcel handed to him at the Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans Home by the president of the home ladies committee, Mrs A E Field. There was a gift parcel on the tree for every resident at the Home.
Photographer :Wells, Peter
Date taken:13/12/1965
Location: Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans Home, Canberra
Suburb: Lyneham
State: ACT
People featured: Harman, Albert
Field, Mrs A E
Relation: Is part of the Canberra Times Collection
Keywords: aged people, aged people's homes, Christmas parties
Comments:Published in the Canberra Times 14/12/1965 p.11. For information on people who have an association with the ACT and who served in conflicts, peacekeeping missions and related service throughout the world, see- ACT Memorial http://www.memorial.act.gov.au/ The idea of a War Veterans’ Home was first conceived in 1961 by a group of ex-servicemen. The Sir Leslie Morshead War Veterans’ Home was opened by Sir Robert Menzies on 26th April 1964, and housed only male veterans. On 20th March 1971 the Home was extended and included rooms for female veterans. Further extensions were opened on 10 September 1988, and the original rooms upgraded in June 1991. Additional accommodation was built in 1993, and in June 2000 a High Level Care wing was opened in place of the original rooms. The Morshead Home is owned and managed by representatives of ex-service organisations, but receives some financial support from the RSL and occasional capital funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs.