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23-July-2018
23-July-2018
Photographs supplied by Harry Frochter

A rose garden commemorates 100 years of the 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:Walton Street, Lawton Gardens , Corrigin, 6375
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.330278
Long: 117.873333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2014
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Proudly
celebrating 
100 years of 
Red Cross
in Australia

These Red Cross roses were planted in celebration of 100 years of Red Cross in Australia 1914 - 2014

Corrigin Red Cross Unit - August 2014


 

Source: MA
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