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Beloved nurse and midwife Rachel Wake was named as the woman allegedly stabbed in front of two teenagers at a home in East Hobart.
Police arrived at the home on Binalong Road in Mornington around 1.30pm on Christmas Day after a woman was reported to have injuries to her upper body.
The 52-year-old woman was rushed to Royal Hobart Hospital but she could not be saved.
Darren Mark Wake, 60, appeared in Hobart Magistrates Court in an after-hours session Sunday on charges of murder.
He did not request bail and will be placed on remand to reappear in court on Monday.
Since then, a GoFundMe page dedicated to beloved midwife Rachel Wake has been inundated with messages of love and support.
The fundraiser claims it is raising money for Rachel’s teenage children who “have experienced a great loss.”
“She was a registered nurse and midwife, who cared for other women and helped many lives get into this world safely,” the description reads.
The campaign has raised nearly $ 34,000 in less than 24 hours and many have expressed their grief over the death of the midwife.
‘An amazing midwife and nurse who made a positive impact on our family. Words cannot explain the sadness we feel for her family and friends, ‘wrote one woman.
‘Rachel was such a beautiful friend and co-worker that she was so loving to her children! And this tragedy is completely unfair and heartbreaking, ‘wrote a second.
Tasmanian police previously confirmed that a 60-year-old man believed to be known to the woman had been detained.
Detectives also interviewed the two teens who were witnesses at the scene at the time of the stabbing.
“The two teenagers were not physically injured but, of course, they are significantly distressed by this incident,” said a spokesman.
They are well cared for and support services will be provided. Our thoughts are with them. ‘