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05-May-2015 (Sandra Brown)
05-May-2015 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / John Huth

A tree planted by Millie Waldock in 1989 commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Red Cross. 

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:31 Snowy Mountains Highway, Geldmacher House Museum, Nimmitabel, 2631
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.510881
Long: 149.285371
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:1989

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription

This tree was planted by Millie Waldock to celebrate the 75th year of Red Cross

1989
 

Source: MA
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