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List of Australian supercentenarians

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This is a list of Australian supercentenarians, i.e. people from Australia who have attained the age of at least 110 years). One source of lifespans is the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) who as of November 2014 have verified 26 supercentarians from Australia.[1] The oldest person ever from Australia was Christina Cock, who died in 2002, aged 114 years 148 days. As of November 2014, the GRG reports that is one living supercentenarian, namely Indian-born Australian citizen (Ethel Farrell), age (112 years, 281 days).

Living Australian supercentenarians

Below is a list of the oldest people born or living in Australia.

Australian supercentenarians

Below is a list of the oldest people who were born in, are living, or died in Australia. Entries for people who are living are rendered in italics.

Name Sex Birth date Death date Age State[a] or country of birth State of death
Christina Cock[2] F 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days Victoria Victoria
Beatrice Mears[2] F 4 March 1888 3 December 2001 113 years, 274 days South Australia South Australia
Molly Yeomans[2] F 1 July 1888 30 May 2001 112 years, 333 days New South Wales New South Wales
Caroline Mockridge[2] F 11 December 1874 6 November 1987 112 years, 330 days Victoria Victoria
Myra Nicholson[3] F 14 December 1894 20 September 2007 112 years, 280 days Victoria Victoria
Ethel Farrell[1] F 27 November 1902 Living 112 years, 281 days India[b] Living in Victoria
Vi Robbins[1] F 28 February 1902 8 October 2014 112 years, 222 days New South Wales New South Wales
E. Beatrice Riley[4] F 13 October 1896 15 May 2009 112 years, 214 days Victoria Victoria
Jane Gray[1] F 1 December 1901 7 June 2014 112 years, 188 days United Kingdom New South Wales
Jessie Hurley[2] F 15 June 1890 6 August 2002 112 years, 52 days New South Wales New South Wales
Miriam Schmierer[5] F 20 August 1899 29 September 2011 112 years, 40 days Queensland Queensland
Myrtle Jones[4] F 18 April 1897 12 January 2009 111 years, 269 days South Australia South Australia
Stella Correll[2] F 23 December 1888 7 September 2000 111 years, 259 days South Australia South Australia
Jane Piercy[2] F 2 September 1869 3 May 1981 111 years, 243 days New South Wales New South Wales
Jack Lockett[2] M 22 January 1891 25 May 2002 111 years, 123 days Victoria Victoria
Eva McConnell[6] F 5 May 1901 15 August 2012 111 years, 102 days New South Wales New South Wales
Alice Lindsay[1] F 31 March 1893 1 July 2004 111 years, 92 days Victoria Victoria
Ada Cleggett[2] F 27 January 1885 8 December 1995 110 years, 315 days South Australia South Australia
Doreen Washington[4] F 24 May 1898 4 February 2009 110 years, 256 days New South Wales New South Wales
Marie Piacentino[2] F 25 November 1888 21 June 1999 110 years, 208 days Italy New South Wales
Mary Hurley[2] F 4 May 1880 16 November 1990 110 years, 196 days South Australia South Australia
Catherine Lawrence[1] F 8 December 1902 16 June 2013 110 years, 190 days Victoria New South Wales
John Campbell Ross[4] M 11 March 1899 3 June 2009 110 years, 84 days Victoria Victoria
Blanche Coward[1] F 17 December 1901 27 February 2012 110 years, 72 days United Kingdom New South Wales
Claude Choules[5] M 3 March 1901 5 May 2011 110 years, 63 days United Kingdom Western Australia
Ada Sharp[2] F 6 April 1861 15 May 1971 110 years, 39 days Victoria Western Australia

Oldest Australian person by state

Below is a list of the oldest people by born in each state.

State[a] Name Gender Birth date Death date Age
Australian Capital Territory F
M
New South Wales Molly Yeomans F 1 July 1888 30 May 2001 112 years, 333 days[7]
4 August 1897 12 June 2007 109 years, 312 days
Northern Territory F
M
Queensland Miriam Schmierer F 20 August 1899 29 September 2011 112 years, 40 days[7]
M
South Australia Beatrice Mears F 4 March 1888 3 December 2001 113 years, 274 days[7]
M
Tasmania F
M
Victoria Christina Cock F 25 December 1887 22 May 2002 114 years, 148 days[7]
Jack Lockett M 22 January 1891 25 May 2002 111 years, 123 days[7]
Western Australia Ada Sharp F 6 April 1861 15 May 1971 110 years, 39 days[7]
M

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Australia since 2007

Below is a chronological list of the oldest living person in Australia since 2007. "From" and "To" dates are the dates that the person held the title of oldest living person. "Age(s) when oldest" is a range of the age in years of the person when they became the oldest living person to the age in years when they died. If the two years are the same, only one age is listed. The entry for the current oldest living person in Australia is rendered in italics.

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan State[a] at time of death
? 20 September 2007
Myra Nicholson[3][8] F ? – 112 14 December 1894 – 20 September 2007
112 years, 280 days
Victoria
20 September 2007 15 May 2009
(1 year, 237 days)
E. Beatrice Riley[4][9] F 110 – 112 13 October 1896 – 15 May 2009
112 years, 214 days
Victoria
15 May 2009 3 June 2009
(19 days)
John Campbell Ross[4][citation needed] M 110 11 March 1899 – 3 June 2009
110 years, 84 days
Victoria
3 June 2009 29 September 2011
(2 years, 118 days)
Miriam Schmierer[5][10] F 109 – 112 20 August 1899 – 29 September 2011
112 years, 40 days
Queensland
29 September 2011 15 August 2012
(321 days)
Eva McConnell[6][11] F 110 – 111 5 May 1901 – 15 August 2012
111 years, 102 days
New South Wales
15 August 2012 7 June 2014
(1 year, 296 days)
Jane Gray[1][12] F 110 – 112 1 December 1901 – 7 June 2014
112 years, 188 days
New South Wales
7 June 2014
8 October 2014
(123 days)
Vi Robbins[1][13] F 112 28 February 1902 – 8 October 2014
112 years, 222 days
New South Wales
8 October 2014
Present
(331 days)
Ethel Farrell[1][14] F 111 – 112* born 27 November 1902
age 112 years, 281 days
Living in Victoria

Notes

  1. ^ a b People born prior to 1 January 1901 were born in the corresponding colony. The "states" didn't exist before the Federation of Australia.
  2. ^ Farrell was born in India, which was at the time of her birth a British colony.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group (GRG). November 21, 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l GRG Verified Supercentenarian Cases -- Listed Chronologically by Death Date as of 28 April 2007 Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b GRG Deaths for 2007 (in Chronological Order) (As of 4 February 2011) Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f GRG Deaths for 2009 (in Chronological Order) (as of 24 December 2010) Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b c GRG Deaths in 2011
  6. ^ a b GRG Deaths in 2012
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Verified Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Oldest Aussie dead at 112". Herald Sun. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Davis, Michael (14 October 2008). "Bea Riley, 112, salutes the simple life". The Australian. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Fraser Coast Chronicle. "Country's Oldest dies in her sleep after making 112" (PDF). Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Condie, Katrina. "Australia's oldest person dies". Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Meet Jane Gray, Australia's Oldest Living Person At 112". International Business Times. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Browne, Rachel. "Vi Robbins becomes Australia's oldest person". Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Suckling, Laura. "Australia's oldest person dies". Retrieved 16 February 2015.