The Australian Red Cross was established in 1914. It began as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross, in Melbourne in August, 1914, just after the outbreak of World War One, and grew into a national organisation. The Red Cross ran a number of children's Homes around Australia, including in Queensland.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Centenary 2014', in Australian Red Cross website, Australian Red Cross, 2014, https://web.archive.org/web/20140625064042/http://redcross.org.au/centenary2014.aspx.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 28 November 2014