Support for Relief Work
A gathering of interstate delegates of the Australian Armenian Relief Fund met in Melbourne on December 14, at the offices of the Victorian branch. Dr. Leeper presided.
It was resolved to form a National Advisory Board, members of the executive in the several States to be members. The work of the board will be conducted by correspondence, and an interstate secretary, whose headquarters will probably be in Melbourne, the means of communication.
The offer of Miss Gordon to act as nurse at the Australasian Orphanage in Beirut was accepted. Miss Gordon will sail by the Hobson's Bay on Januari 10, and will be the second assistant at the orphanage direct from Australia. There are several New Zealanders already on the staff of this orphanage.
Reports showed that the amount of cash collected in New South Wales was £4,6005; in Victoria, £2,700; and in South Australia, £6,200. This money is being expended by the several States in Australian flour, Australian blankets, and Australian foodstuffs. These are forwarded direct to the orphanages of Armenia.