The Collection

An introduction to the Records of Australian Red Cross at the University of Melbourne Archives

In recognition of the inherent research value of the historic records created by the ‘Australian Red Cross Heritage Collection’ (1914-2014) it was determined that the records be transferred to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) – who care for historic records.

University of Melbourne Archives has been actively engaged with the Australian Red Cross Archives to transfer the records of both the Australian Red Cross Society – National Office, and Australian Red Cross Society – Victorian Division which has occurred across three major transfers in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

There are 36 series comprising a variety of records including: reports, minutes, administrative correspondence, newsletters, posters, staffing, financial expenditure and photographs.

Each Australian Red Cross series at UMA has a detailed description and item level finding aid listing (pdf) published on the UMA online catalogue.

Australian Red Cross Cape Size 8 Years, Junior Red Cross, 2016.0051.00027
Pattern, Australian Junior Red Cross Cape, Publications - Junior Red Cross and Australian Red Cross Youth, 2016.0051.00027

Records of Australian Red Cross - National Office held by University of Melbourne Archives (as of 9 November 2020)

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

UMA SERIES REFERENCE NUMBER

SERIES TITLE

DATE RANGE

ARC PREVIOUS CONTROL NUMBER

FINDING AID

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0027

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

1914-2009

NO13

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0028

MINUTES AND MEETING PAPERS, NATIONAL COUNCIL

1914-2002

NO14

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0029

ANNUAL REPORTS OF RED CROSS DIVISIONS AND BLOOD SERVICE

1914-2007

NO26

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0030

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

1915-2004

NO37

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0032

CONTROL RECORDS FOR CORRESPONDENCE FILES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

1962-1994

NO3

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2015.0033

CORRESPONDENCE FILES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

1914-1995

NO33

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0049

MISSING, WOUNDED AND PRISONER OF WAR ENQUIRY CARDS

1940-1973

NO1

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0050

VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT (VAD) AND FIELD FORCE PERSONNEL RECORDS

1916-1990

NO2

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0051

PUBLICATIONS - JUNIOR RED CROSS AND AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS YOUTH

1939-2010

NO6

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0052

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ROYAL CHARTER, RULES OF THE SOCIETY

1923-2005

NO7

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0053

RECORDS OF AWARDS, HONOURS, MEDALS, CITATIONS

1935-2004

NO8

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0054

HISTORY, ROLE AND STRUCTURE

1914-1998

NO9

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0055

PUBLICATIONS

1914-2003

NO11

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0056

MEDIA RELEASES

1951-2005

NO15

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0057

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT FILES

1954-2005

N017

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0058

JUNIOR RED CROSS AND AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS YOUTH RECORDS

1950-2002

NO21

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0059

MINUTES AND MEETING PAPERS FROM NATIONAL COMMITTEES

1940-2006

NO22

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0060

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - DIVISION RECORDS

1940-1997

NO28

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0061

AIF MALAYAN MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

1940-2015

NO39

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0076

POSTERS

1939-2005

N/A

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0077

AUDIO

c1940-c1970

N/A

Yes

NATIONAL

OFFICE

2016.0081

PHOTOGRAPHS

1938-1944

N/A

Yes

Records of Australian Red Cross – Victorian Division held by University of Melbourne Archives  (as of 9 November 2020)

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

UMA SERIES REFERENCE NO

SERIES TITLE

DATE RANGE

ARC PREVIOUS CONTROL NUMBER

FINDING AID

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2015.0026

EXECUTIVE OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE

1931-1998

V61

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0063

PRESS CLIPPINGS

1914-2005

V01

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0064

PUBLICATIONS

1914-2004

V02

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0065

ROCKINGHAM ECHO NEWSLETTERS

1961-1975

V05

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0066

MINUTES: DIVISIONAL COUNCILS

1914-1999

V09

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0067

MINUTES: DIVISIONAL COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

1915-1920

V91

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0068

MINUTES: DIVISIONAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

1921-2004

V92

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0069

MINUTES: DIVISIONAL COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE / AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE

1939-2007

V93

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0070

MINUTES: DIVISIONAL COUNCIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

1938-1996

V94

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0071

MINUTES OF VARIOUS VICTORIAN DIVISION COMMITTEES

1914-1999

V99

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0072

JUNIOR RED CROSS (VIC) INDEX CARDS

1940-1990

V11

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0073

MEMBER'S SERVICE AWARDS

1953-2007

V17

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0074

VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENTS (VAD) PERSONNEL REGISTERS

1915-1920

V30

Yes

VICTORIAN DIVISION

2016.0075

VICTORIAN DIVISION REGIONAL DIRECTORY

1979-2007

V51

Yes

NB. The records of Australian Red Cross – Divisional Offices (e.g. State & Territory) are held across many locations in Australia.