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Description
Shield shaped badge with red cross on silver field; silver chief with a little scrollwork decoration; loop at top to take bent dressmakers pin.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
Measurements
25 x 12 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 2/- (20c).
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
N7168

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