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28-April-2019 (John Huth)
28-April-2019 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth
The Jane McGrath Rose Garden was planted by cancer survivors to commemorate those who have died due to the disease. 

Jane Louise McGrath AM (1966 – 22 June 2008) was an England-born Australian cancer support campaigner, and the wife of former Australian cricket fast bowler Glenn MCGrath.

In 2005 Glenn and Jane McGrath founded the McGrath Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to raising money to fund breast care nurses in rural and regional Australia, and to increase breast awareness in young women. As of December 2018, 120 McGrath breast care nurses have been placed in communities throughout Australia, supporting over 67,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer.

The third day of the first Sydney test cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground each year is now known as Jane McGrath Day, where money is raised for the McGrath Foundation. Spectators at the SCG wear pink to show their support and sponsor logos in various places are also recoloured pink for the match. The Ladies Stand is also temporarily renamed The Jane McGrath Stand for the day.


Address:Nanima Crescent, Cameron Park , Wellington, 2820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.553391
Long: 148.941973
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th October, 2010
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Jane McGrath Rose Garden

Relay for life

These Jane McGrath Roses have been planted by cancer survivors

Rae Batho                    Maureen Hilet
Dierdre Gersbach         Annemarie Jones
Judy Grasnick               Marie Porter
Anne Grimes                 Greg Smith

16 - 17 October 2010


And in memory of the many who have not survived


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au