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Ruston, Gertrude Winifred (1897 - 1985)

MBE

Born
15 April 1897
Died
7 January 1985
Occupation
Child welfare advocate, Community activist and Educationist

Summary

Gertrude Ruston was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 13 June 1970 for services to the community. Ruston was state secretary of the Women's Service Guild for over six years, convener of the committee for Mentally Retarded Children, vice-president of the Slow Learning Children's Group and Honorary life member. She served as a member on the Western Australian committee on Access for Disabled for many years and assisted in the producing of the Guide to Perth for the Handicapped. One of her most outstanding services was the establishment of the Citizens Advice Bureau in Perth. Ruston also was involved with the establishment of Council of Social Service of Western Australia, Citizens' Advice Bureau and Perth Emergency Housekeeper Service.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://php.highway1.com.au/wpo/search.php3?find=R accessed 2004-06-21.

Anne Heywood

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