Jane Reid Harle Memorial Research Grant Scheme

This fund was established in 2005 following a bequest to the hospital from the estate of Jane Reid Harle, a patient in the Department of Haematology. 'Jean' (Jane) was born in Cessnock in 1916 and spent most of her life working as a domestic for the Teralba Pit Mine Manager in his house at the top of Rogers Street. She eventually married a science professor at Newcastle University and moved into a house surrounded by 12 acres of land, which Jean and the Professor gradually sold off to people coming to Teralba. Throughout her life, Jean was active in and extremely generous to charities. She continued to play tennis until she was almost 70, then took up lawn bowls. She gave up her driver's license at age 85. Jean passed away in October 2003 and this fund was established in her name to support haematology/oncology research via an annual funding scheme.

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