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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Ruth Heathcock
Name: Heathcock, Ruth Sabina
Also known as: Rayney, Ruth Sabina
Place of Birth: Murray Bridge (S. Aust.)
Date of Birth: 1901-01-11
Occupation: Nurse
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.
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