Australian Red Cross Victoria. (1914-)

Also known as
Australian Red Cross, Victoria.
The Victorian Division of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society. (1914-)
The Victorian Division of the Australian Red Cross Society. (1914-)
Function
Humanitarian organisation; Voluntary organisation
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35555631
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http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-536162

Biographies

The Victorian Division of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society was formed on August 21, 1914. Lady Margaret Stanley, the wife of the Governor of Victoria, was the first president. The wife of the Governor has continued to preside and women have maintained an active role in all aspects of the Australian Red Cross. They have continuously taken leadership roles in branches, units and regional committees, as well as in council and senior management.

From its formation in 1914, women have played an important role in the operation of the Victorian Division of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society. Initially, the Australian Branch operated as an administrative body, while the Victorian Division guided fundraising operations. In the first instance, the bulk of the effort was focused upon helping to establish local Red Cross societies and branches. These societies would then focus on raising subscriptions and making goods for hospitals that were caring for soldiers. They also helped to find houses that were then used as convalescent homes. Without the effort of women volunteers, these activities would not have achieved the success that they did.

The breadth of activities undertaken by volunteers became more extensive as the Society grew. Peacetime required a different focus and women's branches and divisions provided the lifeblood for the society in the early twentieth century. Committees were formed to manage or oversee major projects. These committees (some later became auxiliaries) concerned themselves, among other things) with the medical or physical welfare of returned service men, the establishment of rest homes, and the problem of rehabilitation. They have continued to take an interest in matters relating to social welfare and public affairs in general. Liaison with other organizations has been a feature in recent years - in particular with the Australian Defence Department regarding Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) and the St John Ambulance Association for training and education in first aid and related areas. As ever, the society, also responds to global humanitarian concerns.

Currently the Victorian Division is administered by a Divisional Council through the Executive Council. Advisory Committees, representative Committees, and activities continue in line with the Australian Red Cross Mission and the seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Misson: - to be a leading humanitarian organization in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through services delivered and promotion of humanitarian laws and values; and Fundamental Principles: - Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, Universality

Services provided by the Australian Red Cross, Victoria in 2003-2004 include: the Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme, Community Programs, Emergency Services, First Aid, Fundraising, International Humanitarian Law, Retail (Been Around Before Shops), Tracing and Refugee Services, Youth and Multicultural Affairs.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Australian Red Cross Victoria
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Executive Office Correspondence, Australian Red Cross, Victorian Division
    [22.08 m, 134 boxes : 1931 - 1998]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    2015.0026 (V61)
  3. The Archive & Heritage Collection of the Australian Red Cross
    Series: Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives
    The Archive & Heritage Collection of the Australian Red Cross, Victoria holds a wide range of records and artifacts relating to the organization in Victoria - in line with its Mission - to ensure that items and records that document the history of the Australian Red Cross in Victoria are retained, kept securely and made accessible for research. The Collection includes Australian Red Cross publications, books of news-clippings from 1915-1996, minutes of meetings (Divisional, Regional and special purpose committees to regional and rural branches), annual reports, a range of documents, reports & letters, some special collections (photograph albums, scrap books) of prominent people and collections of miscellaneous papers and ephemera. Two traveling exhibitions, 'Being There' (highlighting the activities in different eras) and 'Red Cross Remembers WW2' have been mounted and toured many regional areas of the State. A project to record the location of Australian Red Cross Victoria Branch records retained locally or held in other repositories was begun in early 2004.

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    [ Periodical : 2000-2008 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  5. Murray Marathon
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    [ Periodical : 2000-2006 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  6. Murray marathon
    Australian Red Cross, Victoria
    [ Periodical : 2005-2008 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  7. Murray Marathon
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    [ Periodical : 2000-2008 ]
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  8. Victorian annual report / Australian Red Cross
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