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26-September-2016
26-September-2016
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The plaque commemorates the centenary of Australian Red Cross and the Beechworth Red Cross branch.

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:Williams & Ford Streets, Town Hall Gardens, Beechworth, 3747
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.358068
Long: 146.688621
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 18th August, 2014
Front Inscription

The power of humanity
100 years
People helping people
1914 - 2014

This plaque was laid on 18th August 2014 to commemorate the centenary of Australian Red Cross and the Beechworth Red Cross branch

Source: MA
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