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Commemorative plaque
Commemorative plaque

Photographs supplied by Richard Allen

A tree commemorates the services provided by the Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff branch of the Red Cross from 1914 to 2014.

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:Gellibrand Street, Citizens Park , Queenscliff, 3225
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.270818
Long: 144.662165
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:2014

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2014
Front Inscription

This tree has been planted to commemorate the continued support of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliffe Branch

Over 100 Years of Red Cross in Queenscliffe

100 Years 
People Helping People
1914 - 2014

 

Source: MA
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