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The rose 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:Strathalbyn Road & Cross Street, Mylor Cotton Memorial Hall, Mylor, 5153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.042641
Long: 138.759712
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


Front Inscription

Plaque :

Australian Red Cross Rose

Donated to Mylor community by Mylor Red Cross Branch

In commemoration of the Centenary of Australian Red Cross in 2014



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