Australian Red Cross Society. (1914-)

Also known as
Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society. (1914-)
Australian Red Cross.
Australian Red Cross. (1914-)
Australian Red Cross Society.
Red Cross. Australia. Australian Red Cross Society.
Red Cross. Australia. Australian Red Cross Society. (1914-)
Function
Voluntary organisation; Humanitarian organisation
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-462899

Biographies

The Australian Red Cross Society (ARCS) was formed just after the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, initially as a branch of the British Red Cross Society. Its first president was Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, wife of the then governor-general. Via a network of state branches and division, also presided over by women, the organisation extended its influence throughout the community of Australian women, urban and rural, to the point where women constituted the vast majority of its membership, as well as featuring prominently in its leadership. Although the organisation was involved in a range of activities, including the establishment of agencies overseas dedicated to supplying families in Australia with information about wounded and missing soldiers, it is probably best known for its success in mobilising volunteers to create the much appreciated and eagerly anticipated 'comfort' parcels that were sent to servicemen overseas. From the date of its inception until the armistice the ARCS dispatched 395,695 food parcels and 36,339 clothing parcels. Thousands of women contributed their time and money to make this possible

The Australian Red Cross was founded on 13 August 1914 in response to the start of World War I, and was originally known as the Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society. Before the end of World War I it was being called the Australian Red Cross Society, although it was still considered to be a branch of the British Red Cross Society. In 1927, the Australian Red Cross Society gained recognition as an independent National Red Cross Society and ceased being a branch of the British Red Cross Society. In 1941 the Australian Red Cross Society was incorporated by Royal Charter, and in 1992 the Australian Red Cross Society decided to shorten its name for external audiences to Australian Red Cross, by which name it is known today (however, its legal name remains Australian Red Cross Society).

The Australian Red Cross was founded by Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, the wife of Australia's Governor-General, and she became the first President of the Australian Red Cross. In 1914, the Australian Red Cross immediately formed Divisions in each of the six States. The Divisional Presidents, who were the wives of the State Governors, were instrumental in the creation of the Australian Red Cross State Divisions. As these Presidents traversed the country, and launched appeals through local organisations and the press, the Divisions soon had a vast number of rural and metropolitan branches. Directly appealed to, women became the great majority of members, several high-ranking women were appointed to governing committees, and Australian women took leading positions throughout the organisation.

In 1914, the Australian Red Cross was largely involved with providing relief services to the Australian Defence Force, with Headquarters located in Melbourne which coordinated the international relief services. In later years, Australian Red Cross Divisions opened in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, as well as other Australian territories such as Norfolk Island and Papua New Guinea.

As at 2004, the Australian Red Cross has a national office based in Melbourne and has offices in each of the six states and two territories. The Australian Red Cross State and Territory Offices manage all activities run within their own state or territory. The national office coordinates international activities with which the Australian Red Cross is involved, as well as coordinating Australian Red Cross activities that are managed on a national basis.

Today, the many and varied activities of the Australian Red Cross include International Tracing and Refugee Services, Youth and Education Services, First Aid, Health and Safety Services, Disaster and Emergency Services, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Community Care Programs, Aged and Home Care Services, International Humanitarian Law, and international development programs and aid.

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In 1916/17 the British Red Cross Society, Australian Branch became the Australian Red Cross Society. Works by these bodies are entered under the name used at the time of publication

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Resources for Australian Red Cross Society.

Selected resources (28)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Australian Red Cross
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The AIF Malayan Nursing Scholarship
    Twomey, Christina
    Series: IspartOf University of Melbourne Archives Blog
  3. Humane and intimate, how the Red Cross helped families trace the fates of WW2 soldiers
    Ross, Fiona
    [2017]
    Series: IspartOf The Conversation
  4. 'A Humane and Intimate Administration': The Red Cross' World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards
    Ross, Fiona
    [2017]
    Series: IspartOf University of Melbourne Archives Blog
  5. MacKinnon, Eleanor Vokes Irby (1871 - 1836)
    Abbott, Jacqueline Abbott
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  6. 'The Best P.M. for the Empire'? Lady Helen Munro Ferguson and the Australian Red Cross Society, 1914-1920
    Oppenheimer, Melanie
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf Australian Historical Studies
  7. Records of the Central Bureau for Wounded, Missing and Prisoners of War, and of the National Tracing Bureau
    Series: Australian Red Cross Research and Information Service
    Series NO4
  8. Control records for correspondence files, National Headquarters
    [0.17 m, 1 unit : 1962 - 1994]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives Series Reference: NO3] These are control records for the correspondence files maintained by the Australian Red Cross Society, National Headquarters between 1962 and 1991. The related correspondence can be found in series (2015.0033) ARC Series Reference NO.33. There are index cards from 1962 to 1984, and computer printouts from 1986 to1991 and 1994. They provide a listing of the correspondence headings and sub-headings used, with a separate list for each year. These records provide clues as to the workings of the file classification system used by the National Office. However a full listing of National Headquarters correspondence file titles was generated by the Red Cross Archives prior to transfer to the University of Melbourne in 2015 and this data, rather than the control records, is recommended as a first point of access to the correspondence series (2015.0033). Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0032
  9. Correspondence files, National Headquarters
    [136.5 m, 803 units : 1914 - 1995]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives Series reference: NO33] Note that three separate content lists for this series are available to researchers: 1 - in box (unit) number order, largely reflecting the order in which the series was received from the Red Cross; 2 in approximate chronological order; 3 in alphabetical order of file titles. This series documents the very wide range of activities of the National Office (formerly known as Headquarters , Australian Headquarters or National Headquarters ) of the Australian Red Cross from its formation in 1914 as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society. These activities include: administration, personnel, buildings and equipment, finance, the Blood Transfusion Service (see below), the Tracing Bureau, Red Cross Youth, shipping and stores, public relations, community services, handcrafts, field force/personnel, medical, voluntary services, development/international programmes, fundraising, awards, international humanitarian law, health and safety education, disaster services and correspondence with the Australian divisions (states) and with the International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent. Note that the series contains only a few records of the Blood Transfusion Service ('Blood Bank') Blood Services were operated by each state/division until 1996 at which time the semi-autonomous national Blood Service was established. Some correspondence of the Victorian Blood Service may be found in series 2015.0026 (Executive Correspondence of the Victorian Division), however it is possible that some records have been removed from these series and transferred to the Blood Service following its nationalisation in 1996. From about 1940 the Red Cross National Office used a three-part hierarchical file classification system. A new file was created for each activity or topic each year. For instance, there are several files with the classification Correspondence Miscellaneous Braille Watches , each of these containing one year s worth of correspondence on this topic. Although elements of the system evolved over the years and terminology changed, it was still in use in the mid 1990 s by which time it had been incorporated into a computer-supported file control system. Some, but not all, pre-1940 correspondence files appear to have subsequently been arranged according to the post-1940 hierarchical system. Index cards and computer printouts which supported the system have been transferred to the University of Melbourne Archives as series 2015.0032. These provide a list of the file headings and clues as to the workings of the system. However a full listing of file titles was generated by the Red Cross Archives prior to transfer to the University of Melbourne in 2015 and this data, rather than the control records, is recommended as a first point of access to the correspondence in series 2015.0033. This series was transferred from the Red Cross Archives to the University of Melbourne Archives in 2015. It is arranged in two distinct parts which are not strictly in chronological sequence: Boxes (Units) 0001-0447: The bulk of correspondence dates from 1914 to 1970 but includes some later files. Some correspondence files have been bound into volumes or lever-arch folders and the classification system coding and file titles have been annotated on the spine of each volume or folder. There are often many different topics covered within one volume. For the purposes of archival description the titles of these volumes have been reconstructed by University of Melbourne Archives staff using the original classification system codes and headings where possible. The full range of file titles/topics covered by a volume is listed in the description column on the Records Description List. Boxes (Units) 0448- 0791: The bulk of correspondence dates from 1951-1959 and 1970-1995. Correspondence is unbound and in files (in some instances original files have been replaced and file titles have been copied onto these replacement folders). Original file titles have been retained, however for clarity, elements of the classification system hierarchy have been added as prefixes to the file title. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0033
  10. Records relating to community services, social work and welfare, and disaster relief provided by the Australian Red Cross
    Series: Australian Red Cross Research and Information Service
    Series NO12
  11. Minutes of the Finance Committee
    [0.7 m, 4 boxes : 1915 - 2004]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO37] The National Council of the Australian Red Cross Society established a Finance Committee in 1915, initially comprised of one representative of each state and territory division and additional office-bearers from national headquarters. This series complements series 2015.0028 (Minutes and Meeting Papers of the National Council). For the pre- World War Two period there is some duplication between the two series, and some Finance Committee minutes which are missing from this series may be found in 2015.0028. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0030
  12. Annual Reports of Red Cross Divisions and Blood Service
    [2.7 m, 16 units : 1914 - 2007]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO26] Comprises annual reports received by the National Office of the Australian Red Cross from its state and territory divisions and from the Blood Service. Annual reports of the National Office itself are not included in this series - refer to Series number 2015.0027. Contains annual reports from the Divisions of the: Northern Territory (1941-2001), Queensland (1914-2004), Australian Capital Territory (1953-2001), Western Australian (1915-2005), New South Wales (1915-2005), Norfolk Island (1940-1947). Tasmanian (1915-2005), South Australian (1915-2006), Victorian (1914-2007), as well as from the National Blood Transfusion Service later known as the Blood Transfusion Service (1989-2006). University of Melbourne Archives holds a digital copy of the Annual Reports of the Victorian Division of the Australian Red Cross for the years 1914-2006, which are available to researchers upon request. The digital copy was made by the Red Cross and has been made from another version of the Victorian Division minutes - not the one maintained by the National Office as part of series 2015.0029 - and in places there are annotations or attachments in one version which differ from the other version. See also published Annual Reports including Financial Expenditure (2005 - present) http://www.redcross.org.au/annual-reports.aspx Some Victorian Division Reports digitised and available on request. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0029
  13. Publications - First aid, health and safety
    Series: Australian Red Cross Research and Information Service
    Series NO16
  14. Media Releases
    [0.34 m, 2 units : 1951 - 2005]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    Red Cross Archives series reference: NO15 Comprises media releases from the Public Affairs Department of the Australian Red Cross National Headquarters as well as the Victorian Division Red Cross. These pertain to Australian Red Cross activities in Australia and overseas relating to projects, appeals for funds and volunteers as well as how the Red Cross will respond to specific natural and humanitarian disasters through the distribution of funds, supplies and expertise. These function as a circulation on current activities, information and disclosure of funds. Media Releases (previously known as Press Releases or 'News Flash') were administered by the National Office, Public Affairs Department (1991-2000), and later National Communications Department (2001 - present). See also: Series (2016.0063) 'Press Clippings' series which is a chronological record of Australian Red Cross citations within the Australian Press. This includes both reports published by the Red Cross as well as discussions of their activities. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern he use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0056
  15. Publications
    [1.7 m, 10 units : 1914 - 2003]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO11] Comprises publications from the Australian Red Cross including pamphlets, newsletters, bound books, training handbooks and retail catalogues. Long run newsletters include Monthly Reports (1916-1923); Australian Red Cross Quarterly (1923-1960) and Notes on Activities (1940-1956). Single issue information manuals relating to Administrative Instructions, Nursing, Management of Convalescent Homes, Volunteer Aid Detachments (VAD), Mental Health, the Blood Transfusion Service, AIDS, Information Bureau Service, Uniforms, Child Management, Facts for Speakers, Membership Drives, Fundraising Programmes, Retail Catalogues (1966-2000), Driving and Mechanical hints, Rules & Regulations, Disaster Relief & Precautions, Emergency Catering Manuals, Meals on Wheels, Knitting Patterns, Unemployment, Foreign Language Medical Phrases, quick fact books about the International and Australian Red Cross activities, What You Should Know About the Atomic Bomb (1953) Personal Protection relating to gases used in warfare (1943) and exercise manuals for stretcher bearers (1940-1949). Contains National, Divisional as well as International publications. This series is described at item level, with some items consisting of a full annual year of publications. See also Annual Reports series (2015.0029) and Junior Red Cross and Red Cross Youth series (2016.0051). Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0055
  16. Records of Awards, Honours, Medals, Citations
    [2.89 m, 17 units : 1935 - 2004]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO8] Comprises National Awards Committee administration (1949 2004) which includes meeting minutes, procedures, nomination forms, citations, invitations, as well as correspondence pertaining to the management of the 'National Awards,' recognising the contribution recipients made in the service of the organisation. Awards include the Honorary Life Membership, Distinguished Service Award, International Service Award, Distinguished Staff Award, Distinguished Team Award Outstanding Service Award, Meritorious Service Award and the Youth Meritorious Service Award. Also comprises applications and citations for awards presented by the Australian Red Cross for time based service in the organisation including: Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Service Awards, Long Service Medal, Laurel Wreaths and Honorary Life Membership. Awards relate to the Divisions of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Papua New Guinea. Records are listed at file level arranged by award name and year awarded, there are also lists per state or territorial Division. In most instances recipients of these awards have a citations and completed nomination forms. Also contains a small number of records pertaining to nominations and citations for International Red Cross awards: Florence Nightingale Medal (1947-1991) and the Henry Dunant Medal (1989-2003). Further records relating to awards can be Annual Reports of the Australian Red Cross (2015.0027) previously known as NO.13; also Correspondence Files, National Headquarters (2015.0033) previously known as NO.33. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0053
  17. Photographs
    [0.3 m, 3 units : 1938 - 1944]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    Comprises 69 Glass Lantern Slides which are within three functional sets. The first set (2016.0081.00001 2016.0081.00056) comprises 52 black & white slides used by the Red Cross for talks on activities in the war effort. Images of the activities including: Central Prisoner of War (POW) Agency, Switzerland; Red Cross staff using a Hollerith machine to calculate POWs; visits by International Red Cross Delegates to POWs camps to ensure conditions are met; packing medical supplies, Red Cross packing centres and warehouses, POWs receiving care packages. Activities within the camps: sport, music, peeling vegetables as well as labouring on road works. These photographs were compiled by the British Red Cross and St. John War Organisation and include a number of press sources photographs (see: 2016.0081.00056). Please note there are four slides missing from this set and are not held by UMA (2016.0081.00006; 2016.0081.00030 - 2016.0081.000032). The second set (2016.0081.00057 2016.0081.00062) comprises 6 colour slides which were created by the Australian Red Cross Publicity Department for use in cinemas, with the aim of engaging the community about the need for membership, fundraising and blood donations. The third set (2016.0081.00063 2016.0081.00073) comprises 11 colour slides with song lyrics of popular songs used in rehabilitation contexts post WW2. The lyrics of a chorus, or verse and chorus are typed; some of these slides are also illustrated. Further photographic prints will be added to this series in the final transfer of records. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0081
  18. Minutes and Meeting Papers from National Committees
    [0.34 m, 2 units : 1940 - 2006]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    Red Cross Archives series reference: NO22 Comprises meeting minutes and papers from a range of National Office sub-committees including those administering: National Youth Committee, Youth and Education Advisory Committee, Women Personnel Sub-Committee, Florence Nightingale Memorial Committee, Conference of Directors of Welfare Services and National Publicity Conference. Some of these records pertain to funds and fundraising. This series has been artificially created and arranged by the Red Cross Archives, 2015. See also: Minutes and Meeting Papers, National Council (2016.0058); see also Minutes of the Finance Committee (2015.0030) Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0059
  19. Papua New Guinea - Division Records
    [0.17 m, 1 unit : 1940 - 1997]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO28] Comprises draft and copies of the Constitution establishing Papua and New Guinea Division; as well as Regulations, Annual Reports, Activity Reports, Financial Statements, Workshop Reports and papers relating to Youth Voluntary Service Overseas in the Territory of Papua New Guinea. See also records in the following series: Correspondence Files, National Headquarters (2015.0033); Australian Red Cross Royal Charter, rules and constitution (2016.0052); Awards, honours, medals, citations (2016.0053). As well as individual item: Junior First Aid for Papua New Guinea (2016.0051.00055); Australian Red Cross Society Regulations Papua New Guinea Division Adopted (2016.0052.00028); Halpim Pikinini (Helping Children) International Project Papua New Guinea (2016.0057.00012); Helping Hands: Reach out for PNG, International Project (2016.0057.00013); Official Record of the Unveiling of the Mount Lamington Memorial Popondetta Cemetery, Papua (2016.0057.00050); Gramophone recording of Papua New Guinea Red Cross Choir (2016.0077.0004) The Papua and New Guinea Divisions was formed in 1939 and operated until the Japanese invasion in 1942. In 1949 the Australian Parliament passed legislation to unite the territories of Papua and New Guinea which meant Australia Red Cross was the governing body. Following Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, the Papua New Guinea Red Cross was established by an Act of Parliament (1976). Http://redcross.org.pg/ UM Archives holds a number of collections which pertain to Papua New Guinea. Enquire of our Reference Services, or search our online catalogue http://gallery.its.unimelb.edu.au/imu/imu.php?request=search Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0060
  20. AIF Malayan Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    [1.02 m, 6 units : 1940 - 2015]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO39] This series comprises deeds of trust, amendments to the deed, minutes of the board and sub-committees, circulars, annual reports, correspondence, financial documents, terms of reference with Curtain University of Technology, historical account of the scholarship, press cuttings, newsletters, ephemera, brochures as well as publications pertaining to profiling trust fund recipients. The AIF Malaya Memorial Nursing Scholarship established as 'a living memorial' to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Malaya personnel who lost their lives during World War Two. The annual scholarship supports the education and training of Malayan and Singaporean nurses in Australia who then return to their communities to practice. Prior to 1988, this consisted of in-service hospital courses in institutions across Victoria - thereafter the scholarship has been hosted in conjunction with Curtin University of Technology, Perth. http://www.aifredcross.com.au/a-living-memorial/ See also: Correspondence Files, National Headquarters (2015.0033) Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0061
  21. Minutes and Meeting Papers, National Council
    [5.02 m, 30 boxes : 1914 - 2002]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO14] Minutes, agenda and other meeting papers of the National Council of the Australian Red Cross and, from about 1940, the Executive Committee of Council. Minutes of Annual General Meetings are also included. A digitised copy of this series for the period 1914-1943 is available to researchers on request (digitised version for the year 1943 is incomplete). Minutes for the period 1914-1938 are bound into volumes and also include Finance Committee minutes. A topical index for this period, created by the Red Cross for its own use, has been registered as item 2015.0028.0259 and can be found in box 26 of this series. The index uses the codes 'C' to refer to Central Council minutes, 'F' for Finance Committee minutes, 'A' for Advisory Committee minutes and 'E' for Executive Finance Committee minutes. Year and page number references are also provided in the index, however in some instances the pages of the minutes themselves are not numbered. During World War Two the Council established a number of committees to respond to aspects of the wartime emergency. Minutes of these are also included in this series. Minutes for the period 1939 onwards are not bound. Topical indexes for the period 1958-1973, created by the Red Cross for its own use, have been registered as item 2015.0028.0260 and can be found in box 26 of this series. These indexes provide references to meeting numbers, however these numbers are not always evident on the minutes themselves. Additional Finance Committee Minutes for periods not included in this series can be found in series 2015.0030. Some records digitised (1914-1943) and available on request Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0028
  22. Annual Reports of the Australian Red Cross
    [0.7 m, 4 units : 1914 - 2009]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO13] Annual reports and financial statements published by the National Office (formerly known as 'Headquarters', 'Australian Headquarters' or 'National Headquarters') of the Australian Red Cross from its formation in 1914 as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society. For annual reports of the Red Cross Blood Service and annual reports published by State Divisions of the Red Cross see series 2015.0029. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2015.0027
  23. History, Role and Structure
    [0.85 m, 5 units : 1914 - 1998]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO9] Comprises documents relating to the history of the Australian Red Cross including manuscripts, reports, volunteer survey results, publications, pamphlets, posters newsletters and manuals on Australian and Britain Red Cross activities in WW2, and unpublished manuscripts by E.M. Webb "Australian Red Cross in War" and Stanley Addison "History of Service in World War Two" both of which aim to contextualise the Australian Red Cross s involvement in humanitarian activities during WW1 and WW2. Also includes governance documents such as organisational charts, strategic plans, divisional organisation review, survey and marketing strategies, floor plans and administration. This series has been artificially constructed by ARC Archives in 2015. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0054
  24. Australian Red Cross Royal Charter, Rules of the Society
    [0.34 m, 2 units : 1923 - 2005]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: NO7] Comprises documents relating to the establishment of the Australian Red Cross by Royal Charter, granting the rights, powers and the terms of reference of the society. This series comprises additions and amendments to the Royal Charter (1928) and Supplemental Charter (1999), as well as correspondence regarding it history in being recognised as a separate body from the British Red Cross (2016.0052.00001). This series also contains records relating to governance the Rules of the Australian Red Cross Society, as well as comprising regulations, by-laws, rules, objectives and management of branches within the Divisions of New South Wales, Victorian, Tasmanian, Northern Territory, Western Australian, Capital Territory, Queensland, and South Australia as well as regulations of the Papua New Guinea Division (2016.0052.0028) which was previously attached to the Queensland Division. Further records relating to Papua New Guinea - Division Records (2016.0060). Documents have been artificially arranged by the Red Cross - National Office and ordered chronologically. Published resources relating to the Royal Charter and the Rules of the Australian Red Cross Society: http://www.redcross.org.au/files/Royal_Charter_Consolidated_and_Fourth_Supplemental_Charter.pdf http://www.redcross.org.au/files/ARC_RULES.pdf Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0052
  25. Posters
    [22.5 m, 15 units : 1939 - 2005]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    This series comprises 856 posters used by the Australian Red Cross (ARC) for education and awareness campaigns across a broad range of activities. These posters are controlled 28 functional grouping. Each poster is prefixed by its B-group: B00 General; B01 Blood Service; B02 ARC Blood Service NSW; B03 ARC Blood Service VIC; B04 ARC Blood Service WA; B05 ARC First Aid; B06 ARC Fundraising; B07 ARC Services (General); B08 ARC Services ACT; B09 ARC Services NSW; B10 ARC Services QLD; B11 ARC Services SA; B12 ARC Services TAS; B13 ARC Services VIC; B14 ARC Services WA; B15 ARC Youth; B16 ARC Principles of Red Cross; B17 not held by UMA; B18 not held by UMA; B19 not held by UMA; B20 International Committee of Red Cross; B21 International Committee of Red Cross - Principles of Red Cross; B22 International Committee of Red Cross - International Relief; B23 International Committee of Red Cross - Medical Relief; B24 International Committee of Red Cross - Museum Series; B25 International Committee of Red Cross - Tracing/Refugees; B26 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; B27 International Projects - ARC; B28 International Humanitarian Law - ARC; B29 International Humanitarian Law - International Committee of Red Cross; B30 American Red Cross; B31 British Red Cross. Individual previous control numbers (POS: barcode numbers) have been retained. These posters have been created both by the Australian Red Cross and the International Red Cross. Two posters 2016.0076.00009 and 2016.0076.00483 use artwork by the graphic artist, James Northfield (1887-1973), but most often the artist is not known. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0076
  26. Audio
    [8 units : c. 1940 - c. 1970]
    Series: The University of Melbourne Archives
    [Red Cross Archives series reference: Not Applicable] Comprises 98 gramophone records used by the Australian Red Cross to support a wide variety of activities including funding appeals, endorsements, interviews, speeches and music therapy for rehabilitation contexts. These gramophone disks were from a variety of sources including the Australian Red Cross, the International Red Cross as well as commercial broadcasts and recordings. Some notable speakers include: senior members of the Red Cross including Lady Brooks, Lady Edwina Mountbatten, Paul De Ruegger; scientists Sir Peter MacCallum, Dr. Eric Cunningham Dax; notable sportsmen Donald Bradman, Lewis Hoad, Bert Bryant and philanthropists Lord Nuffield. CAUTION: It should be noted that these recordings reflect the attitudes of time in which they were created, and may contain language and views which may be considered offensive today. Many of these gramophone disks are 16 inch in diameter or Broadcast size which are now rare. Scrap for Victory drives resulted in many early gramophone disks being recycled for reuse during the WW2 to reuse shellac. It was a common belief at the time that audio recordings were ephemeral. See: Fishman, Karen and McKee, Jan. Reference Librarian, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. Scrap for Victory Library of Congress https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2015/01/scrap-for-victory/ (Accessed 15/11/2017) Additionally, five of these Broadcast disks have etched b sides advertising the manufacturer RCA Victor and icon of dog listening to speaker. See items 2016.0077.00078, 2016.0077.00079, 2016.0077.00081, 2016.0077.00082, 2016.0077.00083 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unusual_types_of_gramophone_records Some of the commercial play recordings used in Red Cross convalescent and rehabilitation homes have braille labels, these include: The Thirty Nine Steps 2016.0077.00039 - 2016.0077.00045; A kid for two farthings 2016.0077.00048 - 2016.0077.00055 and Life of Mahatma Gandhi 2016.0077.00068 To date most of these records have not been digitised. This series does not have a previous Red Cross control number; but many items do have previous control numbers which are retained. Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
    2016.0077
  27. Red Cross House Badge
    [1 item ]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    Original badge designed for Australian Red Cross Society, signed by Helen Munro Ferguson while President of Australian Red Ross Society.
    EXDOC048
  28. Commandant Janice Webb (later Hilton), Australian Red Cross (ARC), and Wing Officer Betty Docker, Matron of 4 RAAF Hospital at Butterworth, Malaysia
    [1967]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    Commandant Janice Webb (later Hilton), Australian Red Cross (ARC) (left), and Wing Officer Betty Docker, Matron of 4 RAAF Hospital at Butterworth, Malaysia, standing on the airstrip tarmac beside a United States Army refuelling truck. The two women had just supervised the pre-flight care and loading of sick patients and wounded servicemen being evacuated (medivacs) aboard an RAAF C130-E aircraft. Vung Tau, South Vietnam. 1967. (Donor M. Boyle)
    P02017.027

Resources by Australian Red Cross Society. (308)

  1. Look what you started Henry! : a history of the Australian Red Cross 1914-1991 / Leon Stubbings
    Stubbings, L. G. (Leon George), 1923-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1992 ]
    At 55 libraries
    Look what you started Henry! : a history of the Australian Red Cross 1914-1991 / Leon Stubbings
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  2. Australian Red Cross Society leaflet. : Quarterly series
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Periodical : 1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,056.023)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,056.023)

  3. Official monthly gazette (Australian Red Cross Society)
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Periodical : 1917-1919 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54,364.863)

  4. Monthly leaflet : report for... / Australian Red Cross Society
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Periodical : 1900-1919 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,294.285)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,294.285)

  5. Collection of posters taken from the archives of the Australian Red Cross Society, New South Wales Division records, 1914-[ca. 2003]
    Australian Red Cross Society. New South Wales Division
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1930-2000 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,984.613)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 51,984.613)

  6. Australian Red Cross jubilee 1914-1964
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  7. Australian Red Cross, 1914 Queensland volunteers 2001 / foreword by Mrs Barbara Arnison (President, Australian Red Cross, Queensland)
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Map : 2001 ]
    At Noosa Library
    Australian Red Cross, 1914 Queensland volunteers 2001 / foreword by Mrs Barbara Arnison (President, Australian Red Cross, Queensland)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,306.398)

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  8. Australian Red Cross Activities
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Periodical : 1947-1948 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  9. [Australian Red Cross Society : Australian Gallery File]
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Book ]
    At State Library VIC
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,241.973)

  10. Australian Red Cross : 100 years people helping people, 1914-2014
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Archived website, Periodical : 2014-2019 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,210.707)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,210.707)

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  1. Australian Red Cross Society, (Port Broughton Branch)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82,750.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 82,750.094)

  2. Cross, Wendy
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  3. Australian Red Cross, Victoria (1914-)
    ... Australian Red Cross (Geelong Branch) (1914 - ) ... Australian Red Cross (1914 - ) ... The Victorian Division of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society was formed on ... British Red Cross Society. Initially, the Australian Branch operated as an administrative body, while the ...
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  1. PUBLIC HOSPITALS ACT, 1929 (SECTION 37 (3)) AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY (N.S.W. DIVISION)
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 19 October 1973 [Issue No.134] p 4537

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... PUBLIC HOSPITALS ACT, 1929 (SECTION 37 (3)) Australian Red Cross Society (N.S.W. Division) IT is ... the Public Hospitals Act, 1929, by the Executive Committee of the Australian Red Cross Society (N ... 103 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,854.981)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,854.981)

  2. PRIVATE NOTICES APPROVAL OF CHANGES IN THE RULES OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 7 July 1981 p 109

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ilVATE NOTICES APPROVAL OF CHANGES IN THE RULES OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY WHEREAS by ... , the Australian Red Cross Society was by Charter passed under the Great Seal constituted a body politic ... 517 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,854.88)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,854.88)

  3. PRIVATE NOTICES APPROVAL OF CHANGES IN THE RULES OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 24 June 1980 p 61

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... PRIVATE NOTICES APPROVAL OF CHANGES IN THE RULES OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY WHEREAS by ... , the Australian Red Cross Society was by Charter passed under the Great Seal constituted a body politic ... 544 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,853.484)

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  1. Give to the Red Cross : the banner ...
    Australian Red ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1943 ]
    Give to the Red Cross : the banner of the legion of mercy
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    Australian Red ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1940-2014 ]
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    Australian Red ...
    [ Object : 1981 ]
  4. Certificate of Service to the Austr ...
    Australian Red ...
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
    Certificate of Service to the Australian Red Cross Society awarded to Mrs. A. Walton
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    Australian Red ...
    [ Photograph : 1919 ]
    Certificate of Service to Australian Red Cross Society, Mrs. Kallett
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    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
    Certificate of Service to the Australian Red Cross Society awarded to Mrs. Timmins
  1. Australian Red Cross Society
    Australian Red Cross Society
    Created by ClaireFaulkner, 3 items.

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 754.687)

  2. Australian Red Cross: Tasmanian Branch
    Australian Red Cross: Tasmanian Branch
    Created by grantandretriffett, 1 item.

    List comprises reports of programmes, functions, activities, meetings and fundraising, carried out by the Red Cross on a State-wide basis.

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 434.651)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 434.651)

  3. RED CROSS POTTERY
    RED CROSS POTTERY
    Created by KEVING., 9 items.

    pots"Every charity in Sydney seems to be announcing either a benefit ball or a theatrical performance. The Red CrossPottery Works for disabled soldiers now comes forward with the intima...

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 387.961)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 387.961)

  1. Dunant : the story of Red Cross by Martin Gumpert / a review by E.D. Smout ; with foreword by Lady Wilson
    Smout, E. D
    [ Map : 1939 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 294.438)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 294.438)

  2. Herbert Octavius Amyas Dean Burrowes : Papers on military and private life
    Burrowes, Herbert Octavius Amyas Dean, Lt. Col. V.D., 1882 -
    [ Photograph, Map ]
    At RHSV Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.566)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.566)

  3. Reference map: Prisoner of war & internee camps in the Far East
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Map ]
    At RUSI Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57.622)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57.622)

  1. Australian Red Cross Society - Bulletins
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 1962 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 651.695)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 651.695)

  2. Australian Red Cross Society - Bulletins
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 1939 ]
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 650.902)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 650.902)

  3. Archives of the Australian Red Cross Society, New South Wales Division, 1914-2014
    Australian Red Cross Society. New South Wales Division
    [ Unpublished : 1914-2014 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 648.228)

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  1. The power of humanity : 100 years of Australian Red Cross 1914-2014 / Melanie Oppenheimer
    Oppenheimer, Melanie
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    At 125 libraries
    The power of humanity : 100 years of Australian Red Cross 1914-2014 / Melanie Oppenheimer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,097.488)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,097.488)

  2. The formation and operation of the Australian Red Cross Society (sixty-two years, 1914-1976), Queensland Division / by Allan J. Campbell
    Campbell, Allan J
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 3 libraries
    The formation and operation of the Australian Red Cross Society (sixty-two years, 1914-1976), Queensland Division / by Allan J. Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 990.543)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 990.543)

  3. An abiding gladness : the background of contemporary blood transfusion and its story during the years 1929-1959 in the Victorian division of the Australian Red Cross Society / by Lucy M. Bryce
    Bryce, Lucy M. (Lucy Meredith), 1897-1968
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At 17 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 961.864)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 961.864)

  4. Review / Australian Red Cross Society, W.A. Division, Youth Department, Junior Red Cross Circles & Red Cross Youth Clubs
    Australian Red Cross Society. Western Australian Division
    [ Book : 1971-1972 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 876.399)

  1. [Australian Red Cross Society, Bridgetown Branch report]
    Australian Red Cross Society. Western Australian Division
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 615.772)

  2. Australia's Red Cross Band / words & melody by Mark Burns ; music arranged by Percy F. Hollis
    Burns, Mark
    [ Printed music : 1914-1918 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    Australia's Red Cross Band / words & melody by Mark Burns ; music arranged by Percy F. Hollis
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 594.048)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 594.048)

  3. The Red Cross
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    The Red Cross
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 562.692)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 562.692)

  4. Red Cross welcomes onshore processing
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Red Cross welcomes onshore processing
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 526.043)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 526.043)

  1. Australian Red Cross Society.
    The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW : 1904 - 1929) Friday 4 December 1914 p 4 Article
    ... Australian Red Cross Society. ?'A ??Christmas gift . afternoon toa ia boiii(! given by some ladies ... Nuraiug Service, and iused by the Australian! .Red Cros* ? , ? Society. Should somo of the ladies of tin ... 698 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,535.491)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,535.491)

  2. AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY.
    Manilla Express (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Wednesday 7 October 1914 p 6 Article
    ... Australian Branch Red Cross Society (N.S.W. Division), i MARJORIE M. MORT, Hon. Secretary. 2nd October, 1914. " ... AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SO- , , CIETY. Sir, — Tne Executive Committee ol tha . Australian Red Cross (N ... 518 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,525.023)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,525.023)

  3. AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY.
    The South-Western News (Busselton, WA : 1903 - 1949) Friday 19 November 1915 p 3 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY. Mr. (Jr. B. Milne has zeceived the following from the honorary ... secretary and treasurer of ihe Australian Red Cross Society : - -"On various occasions 1 have received ... 842 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,421.921)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7,421.921)

  1. Red Cross news (Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division)
    Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division
    [ Periodical : 1900-1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 879.751)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 879.751)

  2. Royal Australian Historical Society
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    Journal and proceedings
    [ Article, Archived website, Periodical : 1919-2019 ]
    View online
    At 4 libraries
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 846.994)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 846.994)

  3. Circular (Australian Red Cross Society)
    Australian Red Cross Society
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
    At Aus War Memorial
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 829.404)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 829.404)

  4. Newsletter (Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division)
    Australian Red Cross Society. South Australian Division
    [ Periodical : 1971-2019 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 821.448)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 821.448)