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06-June-2016
06-June-2016

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The plaque celebrates 100 years of 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:143 York Street (Princes Highway), RSL & Sale Club, Sale, 3853
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.107874
Long: 147.067872
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:2014

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2014
Front Inscription

Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

1914 - 2014

Source: MA
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