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Description
Circular badge with stickpin on back; front design has red cross with white dove; inscription around edge. Obv: Red Cross Week
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Measurements
26 x 22 x 4
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Plastics (Synthetic Materials)
History and use
This badge was sold for 1/- (10c) to raise funds for the Red Cross.
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.
Registration number
N7162

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