28 July 1913York, Western Australia, Australia


8 March 2024Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia



Alfreda Screaigh

Alfreda Mary “Freda” Screaigh (née Marwick) was an Australian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.

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Screaigh was born in York, Western Australia, Australia, on 28 July 1913, to parents Joseph Walker Marwick (1873–1940) and Mary Ellen Gurney (1874–1946). She had at least eight siblings.

At some point, she married Charles Norman “Cobber” Screigh in York. The couple had one daughter, Patricia.

Screaigh had been getting her hearing checked regularly since 2008, as she was experiencing deafness. She considers it highly important to undergo regular hearing check-ups.

On her 100th birthday in 2013, she celebrated with three separate birthday parties. She was also gifted flowers from the clinic she attends. She attributed her longevity to the fresh country air, as well as abstaining from alcohol and smoking.

Alfreda Screaigh passed away in Mandurah, Western Australia on 8 March 2024, aged 110 years, 224 days.

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Her age was verified by LongeviQuest CEO Ben Meyers and Jimmy Lindberg, and validated by LQ on 1 March 2024.

On 2 November 2023, following the passing of 110-year-old Dulcie Fawcett, she became the oldest (known) living person in Western Australia, as well as the oldest living Australian-born person.

On 26 January 2024, following the passing of 111-year-old Catherina van der Linden, she became the second-oldest living person in Australia, only after Marija Ruljančić.

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* Alfreda Mary (Marwick) Screaigh – WikiTree

* “Secret Harbour woman celebrates 100 years” – Mandurah Mail, 14 August 2013

* “Happy Birthday to FREDA SCREAIGH who is 110 today…” – Doris Lee on Facebook, 28 July 2023