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This memorial rose garden was planted on 11 November 2018 in honour of the Australian women who served with the Red Cross in the First World War. At the front of the garden bed is a small monument with a plaque attached, which is inscribed with the dedication.
The garden is directly behind the Lone Pine Avenue and Memorial Gates, Leura and adjacent to the Lone Pine Peace Park and Handshake for Peace Memorial, Leura.
[Emblem: Australian Red Cross]
These Red Cross roses commemorate
the women from Australia who served
with the Red Cross in World War 1.
The Red Cross in Australia was
established nine days after the start of
World War 1.
Their humanitarian efforts continue
through to the present day.
Twenty seven Red Cross women from the
Blue Mountains went to
battlefields in World War 1.
Three did not return.
This garden was established at the centenary of the Armistice 11.11.2018