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28-April-2015
28-April-2015
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A plaque commemorates the centenary of the founding of the Red Cross Society in 1859. 

It was on June 24th in the year 1859 on the battle field of Solferino in Northern Italy that the idea of Red Cross was conceived by Henry Dunant, a Swiss citizen, who witnessed the battle which took place be tween the forces of France and Italy on the one hand and Austria on the other. He was so appalled and horrified at man's inhumanity to man that he dedicated his life to an ideal that there should be adequate medical care for the wounded and sick in battle and protection for those engaged in giving them care. 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operates in over 80 countries with a total number of 11,000 employed people worldwide. The extensive network of missions and delegations of the ICRC can relieve Nations that are affected by armed conflicts and other sources of violence.

 

Location

Address:Lonsdale (Princes Hwy) & Foster Streets, Dandenong Park , Dandenong, 3175
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.990224
Long: 145.215658
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1859
Approx. Event End Date:1959

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1959
Front Inscription
RED CROSS 
CENTENARY 
1859 - 1959
Source: MA
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