100 Years of Australian Red Cross

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Australian Red Cross Society Gladstone Branch, mid 1940s (L-R: Mrs Prizeman, Mrs Elliot, Mrs Kahler, Mrs A.H. Friend, Mrs Draper, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Jo Rigby). Collection: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

100 Years of Australian Red Cross


As part of the world's largest humanitarian movement, Red Cross has been woven into the fabric of Australian life for 100 years. It began as Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society on 13 August 1914 at Government House Melbourne, nine days after the outbreak of World War I. 

Today there are one million Red Cross members, volunteers, donors, staff, blood donors, recipients and supporters across Australia who make a positive difference to the lives of people in need every day.

This collaborative exhibition with the local Region's Red Cross Branch celebrates Australian Red Cross's journey to reach this momentous milestone.

Official morning tea launch: 10am, Wednesday 13 August 2014

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