Mrs. Lorna Henstridge, the oldest (known) living woman in Australia, and the nation’s second-oldest resident, celebrated her 110th birthday on June 6th. Her birthday was confirmed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Mrs. Henstridge was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on 6 June 1914. She grew up on her parents’ farm near Bute. During World War II, she met her husband while working at a library for soldiers, and they married in January 1945. Later, the couple lived in Victor Harbor and Keith. The couple had three children: Jennie, Carolyn, and David.

Around 2019, she moved to Bordertown, where she has been living ever since. Longevity reportedly runs in her family, as her mother lived into her 90s and her grandmother lived past 100. She currently has seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

As of June 2024, she is the second-oldest (known) living person in Australia, after Ken Weeks of New South Wales, who turned 110 in October 2023.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mrs. Henstridge on her 110th birthday.