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A uniquely Australian voluntary organisation dedicated to caring for the families of
deceased veterans and members of today’s Australian Defence Forces who lose their
lives as a result of their service.
A DonAtion, gift or bequest in your will ensures that there will be
ongoing funds to provide care and support services to over 10,500 widows and other
dependants living in South Australia and Broken Hill.
Legacy’s income is not Government based and we rely on the generosity of the community
to fund our services of caring and support.
For more information and / or to make a donation please contact :
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc
102 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone : (08) 8231 9812
Legacy was formed almost 90 years
ago to assist the families of those
who had either lost a husband
and father in WWI or who had died
subsequently. In Adelaide Legacy
commenced in 1928 when many
families without a father were in dire
Since that time many thousands
of families (widows and children)
A lasting Legacy assisting families
Wills first on Law Reform Institute's agenda
Due to Australia's involvement in the
last decade or so in many places
around the world there are some
50,000 troops that have what is
called qualifying service making them
eligible for Legacy care in the future.
Legacy services will therefore be
needed for some time to come.
After making provision for your own
family in your Will you may also wish
to consider including Legacy as a
testament to those who have served
in the defence of their country and
the loved ones they have left behind.
If you would like information
on leaving a bequest or making
a donation to Legacy please
contact Geoff Banks, Development
Manager on 8231 9812 or visit
Legacy House 102 Franklin Street,
have been helped by Legacy in
one form or another. Assistance
provided includes help with things like
education expenses, accommodation
and home maintenance, financial
counselling, assistance with pension
applications and help with the rising
costs of power bills etc.
While the numbers of those receiving
help are no longer what they used
to be, currently over 10,000 families
are receiving assistance from Legacy
in SA and Broken Hill. Nationally
the number is in excess of 100,000
which includes 1900 children/youth.
Because Legacy receives limited
government funding it needs to raise
significant funds of its own from the
community to continue its work.
Bequests in particular are important
in assisting Legacy plan for future
needs of those it helps.
A review of laws governing wills and
estates will be one of the first tasks
undertaken by South Australia's new
Law Reform Institute.
Announcing details, Attorney-
General John Rau said there would
be a review of laws relating to
"succession" -- in other words, laws
relating to wills, family provision and
the administration of estates.
The institute will look at options to
modernise the laws, including issues
• Power of attorney;
• Lack of consistency across
• How estates are treated for the
high percentage of people who
pass away without leaving a will;
• People who pass away with
property in several Australian
The institute will also review parts
of the Evidence Act to make
sure it better reflects modern
communication technology, such as
text messages. For example, the Act
still refers to "telegraphic messages
that have been sent by electric
Professor John Williams, Dean of
Law at the University of Adelaide and
Director of the Law Reform Institute,
said the institute's work had exciting
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"The institute will place South
Australia at the forefront of law
reform in Australia," he said.
Mr Rau said the institute, a
collaboration between the Attorney-
General's Department, the Law
Society and the University of
Adelaide, would play a key role in
improving the administration of
justice in South Australia.
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