Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

25 August 2014

Guy Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Presentation of Sir John Gellibrand's

Today I was privileged to present Sir John Gellibrand's original medals to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on behalf of Legacy.

Sir John was a remarkable Tasmanian.

Born in Ouse, Tasmania in 1872, he served with the British Army before returning to Tasmania and becoming an apple orchardist.

Upon the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914, he volunteered for service with the original Anzacs, fighting in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

He survived the war, was eventually promoted to Major General and served as the Federal Member for Denison between 1925-1928.

In Hobart in 1923, he founded what eventually became Legacy - a national charity devoted to supporting the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.

Legacy continue their great work to this day and I commend them for it.

I encourage all Tasmanians to visit TMAG and learn more of this inspirational man's story.

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