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Creator: Australian Red Cross Society, National Office [1914 - ]
2016.0054 HISTORY, ROLE AND STRUCTURE 1914-1998 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO9] Comprises documents relating to the history of the Australian Red Cross including manuscripts, reports, volunteer survey results, publications, pamphlets, posters newsletters and manuals on Australian and Britain Red Cross activities in WW2, and unpublished manuscripts by E.M. Webb "Australian Red Cross in War" and Stanley Addison "History of Service Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2015.0028 MINUTES AND MEETING PAPERS, NATIONAL COUNCIL 1914-2002 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO14] Minutes, agenda and other meeting papers of the National Council of the Australian Red Cross and, from about 1940, the Executive Committee of Council. Minutes of Annual General Meetings are also included. A digitised copy of this series for the period 1914-1943 is available to researchers on request (digitised version for the year 1943 is incomplete). Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2015.0027 ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS 1914-2009 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives Series Reference: NO13] Annual reports and financial statements published by the National Office (formerly known as 'Headquarters', 'Australian Headquarters' or 'National Headquarters') of the Australian Red Cross from its formation in 1914 as the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society. For annual reports of the Red Cross Blood Service and annual reports published Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
2015.0029 ANNUAL REPORTS OF RED CROSS DIVISIONS AND BLOOD SERVICE 1914-2007 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO26] Comprises annual reports received by the National Office of the Australian Red Cross from its state and territory divisions and from the Blood Service. Annual reports of the National Office itself are not included in this series - refer to Series number 2015.0027. Contains annual reports from the Divisions of the: Northern Territory (1941-2001), Quee Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
2015.0030 MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 1915-2004 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO37] The National Council of the Australian Red Cross Society established a Finance Committee in 1915, initially comprised of one representative of each state and territory division and additional office-bearers from national headquarters. This series complements series 2015.0028 (Minutes and Meeting Papers of the National Council). For the pre- World War T Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2015.0032 CONTROL RECORDS FOR CORRESPONDENCE FILES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 1962-1994 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives Series Reference: NO3] These are control records for the correspondence files maintained by the Australian Red Cross Society, National Headquarters between 1962 and 1991. The related correspondence can be found in series (2015.0033) ARC Series Reference NO.33. There are index cards from 1962 to 1984, and computer printouts from 1986 to1991 and 1994. They provide a listing of t Finding Aids: No Finding Aid. Request all boxes
2015.0033 CORRESPONDENCE FILES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 1914-1995 Access: Part Restricted
[Red Cross Archives Series reference: NO33] Note that three separate content lists for this series are available to researchers: 1 - in box (unit) number order, largely reflecting the order in which the series was received from the Red Cross; 2 – in approximate chronological order; 3 – in alphabetical order of file titles. This series documents the very wide range of activities of the Nationa Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE.
2016.0050 VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT (VAD) AND FIELD FORCE PERSONNEL RECORDS 1916-1990 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO2] Comprises records of Australian Red Cross personnel who served as Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) or Field Force officers in Australia and overseas. The service cards are alphabetically sorted into groups ‘Field Force Female A to D,’ Field Force Male J to M etc. They record the Army Number, Rank, Names & Addresses, places served and the period of serv Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0051 PUBLICATIONS - JUNIOR RED CROSS AND AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS YOUTH 1939-2010 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO6] Comprises periodicals, pamphlets, books and small posters produced by the Youth Department of the Australian Red Cross for the purpose of promotion and education. There are long but incomplete sets of periodicals, such as, Australian Red Cross Junior (1945-1975) and NSW Junior Red Cross Record (1943-1949); as well as singular purpose publications relat Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0052 AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ROYAL CHARTER, RULES OF THE SOCIETY 1923-2005 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO7] Comprises documents relating to the establishment of the Australian Red Cross by Royal Charter, granting the rights, powers and the terms of reference of the society. This series comprises additions and amendments to the Royal Charter (1928) and Supplemental Charter (1999), as well as correspondence regarding it history in being recognised as a separate Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0053 RECORDS OF AWARDS, HONOURS, MEDALS, CITATIONS 1935-2004 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO8] Comprises National Awards Committee administration (1949 – 2004) which includes meeting minutes, procedures, nomination forms, citations, invitations, as well as correspondence pertaining to the management of the 'National Awards,' recognising the contribution recipients made in the service of the organisation. Awards include the Honorary Life Membersh Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0055 PUBLICATIONS 1914-2003 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO11] Comprises publications from the Australian Red Cross including pamphlets, newsletters, bound books, training handbooks and retail catalogues. Long run newsletters include ‘Monthly Reports’ (1916-1923); ‘Australian Red Cross Quarterly’ (1923-1960) and ‘Notes on Activities’ (1940-1956). Single issue information manuals relating to Administrative Instru Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0057 INTERNATIONAL PROJECT FILES 1954-2005 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: N017] Comprises files relating to international projects where the Australian Red Cross responded to a humanitarian crises by providing assistance in the development of health plans; engineering and technical support in medical building projects; medical expertise and equipment; logistical advice regarding agriculture, water resources and sanitation. Other Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0058 JUNIOR RED CROSS AND AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS YOUTH RECORDS 1950-2002 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO21] Comprises records arising from a range of youth activities such as conferences, national camps, training programmes, courses and other events. Records include rules of the organisation, reports on activities and operational priorities, statistics, historical notes, agenda, financial summaries, correspondence, training course material, booklets and cam Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0059 MINUTES AND MEETING PAPERS FROM NATIONAL COMMITTEES 1940-2006 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO22] Comprises meeting minutes and papers from a range of National Office sub-committees including those administering: National Youth Committee, Youth and Education Advisory Committee, Women Personnel Sub-Committee, Florence Nightingale Memorial Committee, Conference of Directors of Welfare Services and National Publicity Conference. Some of these records Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0061 AIF MALAYAN MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 1940-2015 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO39] This series comprises deeds of trust, amendments to the deed, minutes of the board and sub-committees, circulars, annual reports, correspondence, financial documents, terms of reference with Curtain University of Technology, historical account of the scholarship, press cuttings, newsletters, ephemera, brochures as well as publications pertaining to pr Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0076 POSTERS 1939-2005 Access: Open
This series comprises 856 posters used by the Australian Red Cross (ARC) for education and awareness campaigns across a broad range of activities. These posters are controlled 28 functional grouping. Each poster is prefixed by its B-group: B00 General; B01 Blood Service; B02 ARC Blood Service NSW; B03 ARC Blood Service VIC; B04 ARC Blood Service WA; B05 ARC First Aid; B06 ARC Fundraising; B07 A Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
2016.0077 AUDIO 1938-1972 Access to be determined when digitised
[Red Cross Archives series reference: Not Applicable] Comprises 98 gramophone records used by the Australian Red Cross to support a wide variety of activities including funding appeals, endorsements, interviews, speeches and music therapy for rehabilitation contexts. These gramophone disks were from a variety of sources including the Australian Red Cross, the International Red Cross as well Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
2016.0081 PHOTOGRAPHS 1938-1944 Access: Open
Comprises 69 Glass Lantern Slides which are within three functional sets. The first set (2016.0081.00001 – 2016.0081.00056) comprises 52 black & white slides used by the Red Cross for talks on activities in the war effort. Images of the activities including: Central Prisoner of War (POW) Agency, Switzerland; Red Cross staff using a Hollerith machine to calculate POWs; visits by International Re Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE
2016.0056 MEDIA RELEASES 1951-2005 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO15] Comprises media releases from the Public Affairs Department of the Australian Red Cross National Headquarters as well as the Victorian Division Red Cross. These pertain to Australian Red Cross activities in Australia and overseas relating to projects, appeals for funds and volunteers as well as how the Red Cross will respond to specific natural and hu Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0060 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - DIVISION RECORDS 1940-1997 Access: Open
[Red Cross Archives series reference: NO28] Comprises draft and copies of the Constitution establishing Papua and New Guinea Division; as well as Regulations, Annual Reports, Activity Reports, Financial Statements, Workshop Reports and papers relating to Youth Voluntary Service Overseas in the Territory of Papua New Guinea. See also records in the following series: Correspondence Files, Nation Finding Aids: Yes Listed ONLINE
2016.0049 MISSING, WOUNDED AND PRISONER OF WAR ENQUIRY CARDS 1940-1973 Access: Part Restricted.
Red Cross Archives Series Reference: NO1. Comprises 60,699 cards used by the Central Bureau for Wounded, Missing and Prisoners of War of the Australian Red Cross to trace the welfare and whereabouts of members of the armed forces, and some civilians, during the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The series represents one of the Red Cross’ major wartime services, assisting famil Finding Aids: Yes listed. Records available ONLINE with some exceptions.
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