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Description
White oval surrounded by silver scrollwork. Red cross in middle of oval. Pin looped through hole in scrollwork.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Measurements
36 x 14 x 4
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Enamel (Surface Treatments)
History and use
This badge was sold to raise funds for the Red Cross. It sold for 5/- (50c).
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
N7164

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