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The rose garden 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.



Address:Irvine Street, Memorial Park, Jamestown, 5491
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.202161
Long: 138.604599
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 :

Proudly celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Australia

These roses were planted by Jamestown to celebrate the Centenary in 2014

100 years

Be part of the Australian story


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