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A rose commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Australian 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:Mosman Street, Edmeades Park, Charters Towers, 4820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.075556
Long: 146.256944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:13-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:13-August-2014


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 1st September, 2014
Front Inscription

       "The Humanity Rose"

Presented to Charters Towers Regional Council
by the Charters Towers Branch of the Red Cross
on the 100th anniversary of the Australian Red Cross
  1 September 2014


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