Red Cross: Berwick / Upper Beaconsfield branch - celebrating 100 years

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Commemorative print marking the 100 year anniversary of the foundation of the Berwick Upper Beaconsfield Branch of the Red Cross. The text above and below image read "Red Cross: Berwick/Upper Beaconsfield Branch/ Celebrating 100 years: 1914 – 2014”

Text overlaying upper right corner of image reads “Red Cross Berwick Branch, Foundation Members, 1914/ Back Row L to R: Mrs A.E. Thomas, (Secretary) / Mrs L.D. Beaumont, Mrs W. Wilson / Front Row: Mrs J. Brown, ,Mrs C. Griffiths / Mrs J.B. Pearson, Mrs. S. Sharp, (President)"

Left side panel text reads "Members: 2014/ Norma McCausland/ Elizabeth McKay/ Heather Penreath / Heather Perrott (Chairman)/ Margaret Quigley/ Dora Rooney/ Majory Savige/ Pamela Sparrow (Secretary)/ Derek Steenholdt/ Joy Amos/ Elizabeth Brown/ Helen Campbell/ Glenys Collins/ Leone Coolahan/ Isobelle Cooper/ Jenny Coventry / Phyllis Cunliffe/ Joy Doherty"

Right side panel text reads "Members: 2014 Cont./ Margaret Dunn/ Lucy Ellwood/ Helen Fyfe/ Jane Fyfe / Helen Hardiman/ Pauline Hetherton/ Melissa Hog-Marshall (Treasurer)/ Glenda Hutchinson/ Barbara Jackson/ Graham Jackson/ Kathleen Jones/ Mary Kelly/ Marion Limpus/ Julia Litera/ Alice Liewelyn/ Ruth Marshall/ Anita McAuley”

Sticker on lower member of frame reads “IMAGE DONATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF BERWICK”

The Berwick/Upper Beaconsfield Red Cross Unit was founded in 1914, months after the Australian Red Cross was founded. It is one of the very few throughout Victoria that did not disband after World War I. The original photograph was taken on the front steps of Kippenross House in 1914.
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digital print, reproduction of monotone photograph
22.7 x 30.8 cm (image), 33.8 x 58.5 cm (sight), 39.0 x 63.7 x 1.5 cm (frame).
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Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
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