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23-April-2019
23-April-2019

Photographs supplied by John Huth
The plaque commemorates 100 years of the Red Cross in Bowen 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:Station Street, Yea, 4805
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.212539
Long: 145.424761
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

Front Inscription

Celebrating 100 years

Red Cross in Yea

1914 - 2014

Source: MA
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