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Among the Old Girls of Roseville College are many distinguished women, who became leaders in Australian society. The College recognises and salutes the life-time achievements of the following Old Girls.
Joan Redshaw OAM
Roseville College 1930s: A paediatrician and general practitioner, Joan spent most of her career as a GP in country NSW. Among other prominent roles, Joan was President of the NSW Medical Women’s Society, 1973-74, President of the International Medical Women’s Association, 1980-82, a life member of the National Council of Women and from 1977-78 was a member of the Women’s Advisory Council to the Premier. Joan was awarded her Order of Australia Medal in 1981 for her service to community.
Rosemary Marriott AM
Roseville College 1940s - 1950s: Teacher, singer, harpist and dancer, Rosemary founded Merrymakers in 1978 – a group dedicated to trying to help mentally handicapped people of all ages using movement therapy with music, song and dance. The Merrymakers group was the subject of a documentary in 2007 called ‘The Music in Me’. Rosemary was awarded the Advance Australia Award in 1991 and Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1992 for her outstanding contribution in services to the disabled. Rosemary died in 1994 but her legacy still lives on enriching the lives of people with a disability.
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