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The garden commemorates 100 years of the Red Cross operating 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. 



Address:25 Veterans Drive, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven, 3925
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.520626
Long: 145.324468
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:2014


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 18th August, 2014
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Proudly celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

Erected by Woodleigh Vale members of Red Cross with the assistance of National Vietnam Veterans Museum and the Bass Coast Shire

Opened  18 / 08 / 2014



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