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The Power of Humanity
Author: Melanie Oppenheimer

ISBN: 9780732294854
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 August 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 22.8 x 2.7
Written by leading historian Melanie Oppenheimer, and fully illustrated with a wealth of photographs and other records from the archives of the Australian Red Cross Society, this riveting history marks 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia. This is the story of everyday Australians.

It is a history of people helping people across 'generations, united by a common passion and commitment to humanitarian action.' Born at the outbreak of World War I, the Australian Red Cross celebrates its centenary in August 2014, making it one of the oldest and most respected voluntary organisations in Australia. With the help of volunteers across Australia, the Red Cross played a critical role in supporting the men fighting overseas and the families at home during WWI and its aftermath, and later during WWII.

Post-WWII it continued to build on this foundation, developing humanitarian services both nationally and internationally.

This celebratory book focuses not only on the past but also on the present and future of the Australian Red Cross, showing how the organisation has changed and developed over the last hundred years, from an organisat...

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