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Mary Ralph (nee Hoyne)

Mary Ralph (nee Hoyne)

Tribute by:  Ralph Family and friends

Mary Ellen Ralph 14/01/1931-19/08/2005. Married for 56 years to Leonard Ralph. Mother to six children and “mother” to many. She valued education highly gaining three degrees BSW, MSW and dipB.

Julia Rachel Rapke

Julia Rachel Rapke

Tribute by:  The League of Women Voters Victoria

Julia Rapke became a special magistrate for the Childrens Court in 1927. She was founding president (1938-40) of the Women Justices’ Association of Victoria. Involvement with the National Council of Women of Victoria led to her becoming convenor (1931) of its standing committee for suffrage and rights of citizenship. She was involved in research on a range of matters including Women and Household EmploymentEconomic Aspects of Women’s Rights and Equalities’ and ‘Legal Domicile of Married Women’, and also wrote profiles of eighteen significant Australian women of the time. From 1940 she served as vice-president of the Council for Women in War Work and as a member of the Coordinating Committee for Child Welfare in Wartime. She was involved with the Victorian International Refugee Emergency Council and the Australian Open Door Council. She became national secretary of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and later President of WIZO Australia. She was involved in a broadly based women’s protest movement against the atomic bomb in 1946 and at the same time become the foundation President of the League of Women Voters of Victoria and initiated the Womens Parliament in 1946 as a way of women gaining the necessary experience in public speaking and debate so as to gain elected office. Active across a range of organizations over four decades, Julia Rapke made a great contribution to advancement of the status of women in Australia and beyond. In 1957 Julia Rapke was appointed O.B.E., particularly for ‘raising the status of women’ and for improving ‘the care and treatment of underprivileged children and delinquent youth’.

Rosemary Anita Ratcliff

Rosemary Anita Ratcliff

Tribute by:  Ratcliff Family

Margaret Elizabeth Ray

Margaret Elizabeth Ray

Tribute by:  Christine Louise, Stephen & Philippa Ray

Our mum, blessed with a natural sense of justice, strong values and “a belief that you should just get on with it!” Committed to helping create a more compassionate world.

Nikki Rayner

Nikki Rayner

Tribute by:  Megan Rayner

My niece Nikki died from cancer in March 1998, aged 23. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer 10 months earlier, requiring surgery, radical hysterectomy and radiotherapy. She then developed secondaries. She was too young and vibrant to die like this, and is still sadly missed.

Maureen Reader (nee Kelly)

Maureen Reader (nee Kelly)

Tribute by:  Emillie Reader

In gratitude of the strength, love, compassion and nurturing this woman has instilled in me and many others throughout everyday life.

Catherine Redwood

Catherine Redwood

Tribute by:  City of Melbourne

Councillor 1991-1993, 2001-2004, Melbourne City Council

Angelica Nervegna Reed

Angelica Nervegna Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Angelica represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Anna Nervegna Reed

Anna Nervegna Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Anna represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Ch'aska Cuba de Reed

Ch'aska Cuba de Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Ch’aska represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Dimity Alexandria Reed

Dimity Alexandria Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Dimity represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Gillian Mirams Reed

Gillian Mirams Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Gillian represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Jessie May Barbour Reed

Jessie May Barbour Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Jessie May represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Liliana Cuba de Reed

Liliana Cuba de Reed

Tribute by:  Alexandria Dimity Reed

Lilliana represents one of five generations of women in my family.

Marie DuBois Reed

Marie DuBois Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Marie represents one of five generations of women in our family.

Patricia Daly Reed

Patricia Daly Reed

Tribute by:  Dimity Alexandria Reed

Patricia represents one of five generations of women in our family.

Wendy Reichler

Wendy Reichler

Tribute by:  Judith Arnott

The women I have met on my journey have helped make me the woman I am.

Julie Reid

Julie Reid

Tribute by:  Robert, Nikki and Evan Reid

Dr Julie Reid is an inspiration to her family and friends. Her work in reconstructing Indigenous languages in Victoria will be of benefit to many people.

Dr Martha Renth-Swift

Dr Martha Renth-Swift

Tribute by:  Mrs June Tenenbaum

My dear cousin Dr Martha Renth-Swift worked in the Queen Victoria Hospital for many years as an honorary doctor. She was a brilliant doctor and a very wise and erudite lady. My husband died at 44 years in 1967 of heart problems. I was left with no income with two small girls. My cousin became like a Mother to me. I am forever grateful for her endless kindness to me.

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

Tribute by:  Women In Super

Fiona Reynolds’ contribution to superannuation includes organising Conferences of Major Superannuation Funds, assisting Women in Super, volunteering for Mother’s Day Classic and as CEO of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

Eril Riley

Eril Riley

Tribute by:  Judith Arnott

The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.

Susan Riley

Susan Riley

Tribute by:  Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust

In recognition of a leading woman within local government, small business and the community who has demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women, particularly through promotion of International Women’s Day within our City of Melbourne.

Mavis Robertson

Mavis Robertson

Tribute by:  Women In Super

Mavis Robertson has been associated with Cbus (Construction Industry Superfund) and with industry Superannuation generally since 1984. She initiated the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CSMF), Women in Super and through it Mothers Day Classic.

Bez Robertson

Bez Robertson

Tribute by:  Judith Arnott

The women I meet on my journey make me the woman I am.

Pam Robinson

Pam Robinson

Tribute by:  Daniel Robinson

Love for my mother, recognition of our life on the farm and her contribution to the environment and local government.

Carole Elizabeth Robinson

Carole Elizabeth Robinson

Tribute by:  Melinda Buckland

She is my mother and an amazingly selfless person. She has spent her life in unpaid work but has made a greater contribution to others than anyone I know.

Lyndel Robinson

Lyndel Robinson

Tribute by:  Laurie Bebbington

Born 19/10/1951. B. Arts (Melbourne University), Diploma of Education, dedicated teacher in state technical and secondary schools, mainly in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Actively contributed to women’s liberation movement and teachers’ union.

Irene Robson

Irene Robson

Tribute by:  William Robson

Irene was founding president of the Coburg Community Health Centre until her death in 1988. She also obtained her arts degree at Melbourne Uni. Wrote two books “Doctor I have a rump” and “I’m Glad I Didn’t Give Up”. The proceeds of this went to patient care Peter McCallum Hospital. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1987.

Lorna Rolfe

Lorna Rolfe

Tribute by:  City of Melbourne

Councillor 1982-1991, Melbourne City Council

Louise Rose (nee Brady)

Louise Rose (nee Brady)

Tribute by:  Hannah, William & Dorothy Rose

Louise is warm, witty and resourceful; a loving companion and wonderful mother. Respected for her knowledge, cherished as a kind, selfless and supportive friend, she is dearly loved by us all.

Elana Rubin

Elana Rubin

Tribute by:  AustralianSuper

She has played a pivotal role in the establishment of industry superannuation funds as a Chair, Director, trustee representative, and investment specialist. She has been an active mentor of other women.

Patricia Irene Rule

Patricia Irene Rule

Tribute by:  Kylie & Helen Grieger, Christine Camillen

Mother and grandmother. Just a wonderful lady!

Thelma Rungkat (nee Ashton)

Thelma Rungkat (nee Ashton)

Tribute by:  Sari Baird

Thelma, my mother, was an Australian Volunteer International graduate in the 1950′s in Indonesia, a dedicated librarian and later an educationalist in regional Victoria with passion for equity, care and social responsibility. A wonderful role model to many men and women here and internationally.

Sarah Russell

Sarah Russell

Dr Sarah Russell has worked for more than twenty years as a social researcher and advocate. She has built her career and reputation on changing the perceptions and experiences of people with illness. Her work has empowered many people to take control of their lives and to focus on positive approaches to managing their health. Her work has made significant contributions to health practice and policies related to the treatment and management of mental illness and critical care medicine. Sarah’s life work has shown a commitment to fighting injustice and removing the barriers and stigma that reduce the quality of life of people with illness.

Shirley Russell-Roeszler

Shirley Russell-Roeszler

Tribute by:  Lola McHarg

Shirley introduced me to stimulating new ideas; encouraged me to think and stand up for myself. I went back to study and changed my life.

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