Ruth  Cracknell's Memorial

Ruth Cracknell
(1925 - 2002)

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From: NBimorial
Ruth Cracknell stopped the room when she entered. She stopped the room when she left. When the hearse carrying her coffin edged down Phillip Street yesterday, the church bells tolled, a biting westerly wind signalled the start of winter, and a corner of Sydney came to a stop. Exit Ms Cracknell, 76, farewelled by a standing ovation - the sustained applause of hundreds of mourners, six deep...