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Also known as: Joan Maclean

Born: December 23, 1909

Died: May 2003

Special Achievements:

Australian Inland Mission (A.I.M.) nurse at Marble Bar (WA) Hospital 1939-1940

Joan, with husband Bill and three children moved to Tennant Creek in the late 1940's. During 1950-51, when there was a shortage of staff, Joan worked at the Tennant Creek hospital. In the late 1950's, Joan trained and qualified as a school teacher and taught in the Tennant Creek School for about 20 years. Over her more than 30 years in Tennant Creek, Joan was involved in a host of community organisations including the Prison Reform Group, The Arts Council, the Historical Society and the Church. In 1984, Joan was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her services to the Tennant Creek community.