Our centenarians - in their own words

Our centenarians – in their own words

A highlight of our Centenarian Club launch in October was hearing our centenarian guests of honour respond to questions submitted on social media about their lives, experiences and advice.

Our new video of the event captures some of their answers, and the stories they have to tell.

Kittie, 101, grew up on a sheep property at Roma and worked as a nurse in Papua New Guinea before raising her family back in Australia. Her advice to her younger self is “behave yourself” – but she’s not sure she would have taken it.

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Vince, 100, recalls an early brush with the local constabulary that set him on the straight and narrow.

Thelma, 100, is a lover of all things sport who worked at Morrows Biscuits in Brisbane and put the icing on the famous Iced Vo-Vos. She says family has always been top of the list for what makes her happy.

Lindsay, 101, grew up in Wycheproof Victoria and served in the Top End with the 7th Battalion of the Australian Army through the bombing of Darwin and for the duration of World War 2.

Watch the video to hear more and share in the fun of our inaugural Centenarian Club event below.


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