Rose Redston

Rose Redston is a retired nurse who enjoys life with her husband Roger between a house in Mornington and an apartment in the Arts Precinct in the heart of Melbourne. Rose trained as a nurse at University College Hospital in London, working on the ‘Geriatric Ward’ where she noticed that “the ability to return to a home without design for daily living forced most patients to take a place in a nursing home, separated from family and friends”. Rose and Roger, a doctor, spent years working in Uganda, operating a family planning clinic and visiting clinics helping girls with vaginal and rectal fistulae caused by obstructed delivery.  In Australia, Rose reared a large family and gained a double major degree in English and History from Monash. Rose and Roger ran a Protea plantation on the Mornington Peninsula after which they planted an olive grove.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.