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15-October-2021
15-October-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The tree commemorates 100 years of the Red Cross 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.

Location

Address:Main South Road, Yankalilla Playground, Yankalilla, 5203
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.454917
Long: 138.336778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event Start Date:13-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:13-August-2014

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2014
Front Inscription

Presented by the Yankalilla Red Cross

2014

Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

Source: MA
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