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Centenary of Australian Red Cross
Centenary of Australian Red Cross

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A rose garden and plaque commemorate 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. 


Address:High Street, Woodend, 3442
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.355279
Long: 144.529143
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:1914
Actual Event End Date:2014


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

These roses Rosa 'Red Cross' were planted by Darraweit Guim, Gisborne, Kyneton, Lancefield, Riddells Creek, Romsey and Woodend Branches to celebrate the Centenary in 2014.

With support of Macedon Ranges Shire Council


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