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The plaque commemorates the lives and work of Ruth and Maurie Crow.

During fifty years of political and social activism in Melbourne, Ruth Crow A.M. (1916 - 1999) and Maurie Crow (1915 - 1988) resourced several generations of urban campaigners, particularly during their residence in North Melbourne.

Their collection of printed material and working papers constitutes an important basis for understanding the wide variety of causes with which they were associated - from Ruth Crow`s work with women and children in Brunswick during World War Two, and Maurie`s in the Clerk`s Union, to the pioneering work they did from the 1960`s onwards in relation to public participation in urban planning, building neighbourhood communities and creating a sustainable future.


Address:Gatehouse Street, Australian Native Garden, Royal Park, Parkville, 3052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.791874
Long: 144.957123
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th September, 2000
Front Inscription

Commemorating the lives and work of
Ruth and Maurie Crow
(1916 - 1999)  (1915 - 1988)
Activists in social and environmental planning.  
They inspired, guided and encouraged our
communities in seeking to make a better world.

Source: MA
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