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Rayney Street

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Name Rayney
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24451
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 2 May 2013
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after Ruth Rayney who worked as a nurse for the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) and went to Maranboy in the Northern Territory. She married Constable Ted Heathcock at Mataranka in November 1931. They were posted to Roper Bar, where Ruth nursed Aboriginals who were afflicted by leprosy. In 1951, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her courage and initiative. Ruth passed away in May 1995.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
02/05/2013 Date added to the Register
15/05/2013 NTG G20
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