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Dulcie Fawcett

Validated By: On Date: Feb. 09th 2023

Dulcie Martha Fawcett is an Australian supercentenarian, currently the third-oldest (known) living person in Australia, and the oldest living person born in Australia.


Fawcett was born Dulcie Martha Mutter in Balaklava, South Australia, Australia, on 30 January 1913, to parents William Mutter and Amy Louisa Sampson. In her youth, she resides with her parents on one of her grandfather’s farms in Balaklava.

In 1926, along with her parents and sister Ethel, she left South Australia and moved to farmland in Western Australia. She resided in Dudawa until 1938. She was schooled at home for one year and then attended the Dudawa State School. To get to school she walked or rode a pony. For her 21st birthday her parents paid for her to go by boat for a six-week holiday in South Australia. When she went to get her driver’s license the local policeman didn’t bother giving her a test as he’d already seen her driving – she drove her father’s truck for a year or two priors

Towards the end of 1939 she moved to live with her parents in the Perth suburb of Belmont. On 6 July 1940, she married “Bert” Herbert Barkla Fawcett in Perth. The couple had four daughters (including a stillborn daughter on 5 May 1942). The couple lived in Arrino until 1949, when they moved to Nabawa. In 1974, they moved to Yetna, where her husband died in 1990. Shortly before death, her husband sold the farm they lived on.

At her family’s request, she later resided at Harbour Pines Retirement Village in Geraldton, where she currently lives.

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Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 9 February 2023.