Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What’s your Red Cross Story?

Red Cross is celebrating 100 years in Australia in 2014.  In recognition of this milestone, they are collecting the personal stories of people helping people over the past century, in preparation for a dedicated website to be launched next year.
Australian Red Cross began as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society on 13 August 1914, nine days after the outbreak of World War I. It was formed by Lady Helen Munro-Ferguson, the wife of the Governor-General, who called on the wives of the State governors to form State committees.
Details can be found at Centenary of Red Cross
Yarra Plenty has a number of books in its collection relating to the Red Cross including 
Write Home for Me
The International Red Cross

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