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22-December-2016
22-December-2016

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A garden commemorates 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia 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:George & Temple Streets, Near war memorial, Heyfield, 3858
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.980332
Long: 146.785428
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

1914 - 2014

Source: MA
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