Item 44 - Red Cross items

Fabric VAD stripes and small striped ribbon bow British Red Cross Society : First Aid Manual Metal Red Cross badges  – one with navy embroidered badge attached Metal filigree belt Fabric  Australian Red Cross Society VAD badge with metal VAD badge  attached Postcard :  ‘It’s our flag Fight for it Work for it Fabric red cross badge Certificate of Membership for 1915 NSW branch Voluntary Aid Detachment Darlinghurst membership card

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC P6-27-44

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Red Cross items

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  • c1914 (Creation)

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Collected items relating to the Red Cross and World War One - badges, belt, and certificates

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(1884 – 1975)

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Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/pink-olive-muriel-11428

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a) 1 metal filigree belt
b) 1 fabric red cross badge (shape of cross)
c) 2 Metal Red Cross badges –one with navy embroidered badge attached
d) 1 fabric Australian Red Cross Society VAD badge with metal VAD badge attached
e) 1 fabric VAD stripes and small striped ribbon bow
f) 2 white fabric epaulettes with metal numbers 15 (from the 15 Voluntary Aid Detachment)
g) Postcard ‘It’s our flag Fight for it Work for it’.
h) 1 New South Wales Division of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross
i) Certificate of Membership for 1915 NSW branch (Miss Olive Pink)
j) 1 Voluntary Aid Detachment Darlinghurstmembership card (Miss Olive Pink) signed by Hon. Sec. Ethel A. Stephens

Above items contained in a Kodak photo envelope with annotations:-“Olive Pink’s VAD stripes etc 1st to register “15” Detachment. Miss Ethel Stevens then Mrs Marie Irvine Commandants. Vol. Aid from 1914 to after War –(about 1920)”

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections and the Olive Pink Estate”

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