Kaye, Ruth Emilie

English-born nurse and public servant who came to Australia to escape her past as a convicted murderer, and made a new life under a new identity.

Milestone
Born
Sidmouth, Devon, England
1844
Arrived Sydney
27 Feb 1886
Died
Sydney
10 Apr 1944
Name
Birth
Kent, Constance Emilie
Occupation
Position
1894 - 1898
1898 - 1909
Relationship
Sibling

Kaye, Ruth Emilie

,
2012

Convicted of a sensational murder by her own confession in 1865, Ruth Kaye started a new life under a new name in Sydney in 1886, after serving her sentence in England. A well-regarded nurse and institutional matron, she kept her past to herself until extreme old age.