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The rose garden commemorates 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:Walton Street, Lawton Gardens , Corrigin, 6375
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.330511
Long: 117.873363
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2014
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Proudly ccelebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

These Red Cross roses were planted in celebration of 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

1914 - 2014

Corrigin Red Cross Unit - August 2014


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