The Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society was formed on the outbreak of the first World War in 1914. The Australian Junior Red Cross, a subsidiary organisation to the Australian Red Cross, was formally established in New South Wales in 1918. The Junior Red Cross carried out a range of roles and services, including running children's Homes. In South Australia, a number of Junior Red Cross Homes operated between 1933 and 1968.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'History: a timeline of Australian Red Cross', in Australian Red Cross, 2014, http://www.redcross.org.au/history.aspx; George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Robinson, Penny, 'Youth and Education Services, Australian Red Cross (1914 - )', in The Australian Women's Register, National Foundation for Australian Women and the University of Melbourne, 2004, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0717b.htm.
Prepared by: Ann McCarthy
Created: 16 February 2011, Last modified: 16 February 2015