The Mary Raine Story, written by Meg Sangster, is a tale of triumph over privation, of determination to better her childhood circumstances, of marriage ill-fated and finally, of a happy union which ended too soon, and a financial success of epic proportions.
Meg reveals new insights into the enigma of Mary Raine, drawing on her twelve year personal and business relationship continuing up to the time of Mary Raine’s death.
The Mary Raine Story is available from major booksellers in Perth and from the Raine Medical Research Foundation.
The following tribute was published in The Hotel Review on 29 February 1960.
A long association with hotelkeeping in this State was ended with the passing on 3rd February of Mrs Mary Bertha Raine, after an illness of four months.
The late Mrs Raine, formerly Mrs Thomas, had extensive property interests including the Wentworth, United Service and Bohemia Hotels, Perth, and the Windsor Hotel, South Perth.
Her Husband, Arnold Yeldham Raine, predeceased her in February, 1957.
Much of her estate will be directed to the University medical School in the form of a trust to be known as the Arnold Yeldham and Mary Raine Medical Research Foundation. A splendid gesture for which she will be remembered and honoured.