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|Name:||Heathcock, Ruth Sabina|
|Also known as:||Rayney, Ruth Sabina|
|Place of Birth:||Murray Bridge (S. Aust.)|
|Date of Birth:||1901-01-11|
|Biographical notes:||Nursed the aboriginal victims of leprosy when it was illegal to do so. Was awarded an MBE for rowing 145 km to save a man who shot himself accidentally. Ruth was convinced that her work would amounted to nothing had it not been for the aborigines who worked with her.|
|Honours and Awards:||The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) 1951.|
|Related link:||The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil)|
Baldwin, Suzy, and Australian Bicentennial Authority. Unsung Heroes & Heroines of Australia. Elwood, Vic.: Greenhouse, 1988.
Carment, D. 1949-. Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography. Rev. ed. ed. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008.
|Appears in Collections:||Territory Women|
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