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29-April-2017 (John Huth)
29-April-2017 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown / John Huth

The tree planted by Millie Waldock in 1989 commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Red Cross. 

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. 


Address:Bombala (Monaro Highway) & Clarke Streets, Geldmacher House Museum, Nimmitabel, 2631
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.512536
Long: 149.284511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:1989


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1989
Front Inscription

This tree planted by Millie Waldock

To celebrate the 75th year of Red Cross


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au