Badge, Red Cross Society Queensland

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Description
Obv: Red Cross "Red Cross Society Queensland Division" "Day" Rev: Pin
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil
Measurements
17.5mm
Media/Materials description
gilt brass; red, white enamel
History and use
Red Cross as we know it today commenced operation in Australia in 1914 with the primary aim of sending care parcels to World War 1 troops. The service quickly expanded to provide a range of services including medical transport (of patients and equipment) and a tracing and messaging service (for contacting military personnel). Post-war, the emphasis was on relief efforts and medical care for returned servicemen. The Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service was started in 1929 in Melbourne, with Brisbane’s service opening soon after.
Registration number
N6790

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