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The monument commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Australian Red Cross and recognises past and present members from Tallangatta and district who served in peace and war.  

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:Matonga Street, Memorial Park, Tallangatta, 3700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.214262
Long: 147.176683
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:2004


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription
1914    2004

Australian Red Cross
Celebrating 90 years

In recognition of Tallangatta and District past and present members and supporters serving in peace and war.

Let there be peace in the world and let it begin with me
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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