CAMDEN MUSEUM Red Cross Exhibition

Camden Historical Society hosted the launch of the exhibition ‘The story of the Camden district Red Cross in war and peace’ on Friday evening 13 August 2013. An enthusiastic crowd of over 125 people enjoyed the evening.

    Exhibition Curator Julie Wrigley with some of the colourful posters.
The Red Cross was the most important organisation that was created on the Camden homefront during the First World War. It was also one of the most important voluntary organisation in the Camden district.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the group of lithographs that were used as advertising and recruitment posters during the Second World War. These striking images are held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The exhibition curator Julie Wrigley has worked hard, ably assisted by an enthusiastic band of volunteers. She says that the exhibition is ’drawing communities together and remembering the community involvement in the past’.

The Foundation of the Camden Red Cross
A group of Camden women formed a local branch of the Red Cross within days of the British Empire declaring war on Germany on August 4, 1914. It was one of the first branches of the Red Cross formed in Australia.

To browse through the story of the Camden Red Cross select a link below to view the Red Cross Display Information and story documents.