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18-April-2014
18-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

A tree commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Red Cross in Australia.

The Australian Red Cross was established in 13 August 1914, nine days after the start of World War One, by Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, when she formed a branch of the British Red Cross, which is a branch of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.  Lady Helen wrote to the mayors of every shire and municipality in Australia asking them to initiate a local branch. Typically, a letter was published in the local newspaper and a meeting called. 

Location

Address:Landsborough Highway & Galah Street, ANZAC Memorial Park, Longreach, 4730
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.440848
Long: 144.252098
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1989
Front Inscription

To commemorate 75 years of Red Cross in Australia.

Longreach Branch had this tree planted in September 1989

Source: MA
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