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A plaque commemorates Ruth White for her generosity in restoring the church furnishings.

Ruth White was born in Muswellbrook in 1883, and she died in 1963.   In 1954 she was awarded an M.B.E. for distinguished public service in patriotic, charitable and public health spheres in an honorary capacity over many years, in particular her donations to Brentwood Hospital, of which she had been chairman since 1945.

She was known as an outstandingly generous woman, and recipients of her generosity included the Red Cross, Muswellbrook Hospital (to which she gave colonial cottage Biralee in 1928 as a nurses home), the Girl Guide Association, St. Albans Anglican Church, ambulance station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Spastic Centre, Country Womens Association and senior citizens.


Address:Hunter Terrace & Brook Street, St. Albans Anglican Church, Muswellbrook, 2333
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.262579
Long: 150.886895
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1959
Approx. Event End Date:1959


Front Inscription

A. M. D. G. 

And in memory of RUTH WHITE O.B.E.
1883 - 1963

Through her generosity the furnishings of this Church were restored in 1959

Source: MA
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