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Fanny Rudeforth

Fanny Rose Rudeforth (1885-1982) known as Sister Alice, devoted her life to helping the less fortunate. With her sister, Elsie, she took over the Methodist church in Gingin when the minister was called to the war in 1916. She joined the Fremantle Methodist Mission in 1923 working as a Sister of the People. Thirteen years later she set up her own non-denominational mission, visiting women working in brothels, prisoners at Fremantle, patients in hospital and aged homes including people she described as the 'sad people on the river at Green Place'. She was made MBE in 1952 for social welfare service in Western Australia.

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