LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Gertie Nesbitt of Australia at age 110. She was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom on 3 July 1882 and passed away in Burwood East, Victoria, Australia on 5 August 1992 at the age of 110 years. She was a devout Catholic and attended mass regularly. She worked as a milliner and a typist.
Nesbitt was 67 years old when she moved to Australia in 1949. She never married and had no children. She worked as a housekeeper for two priests from the age of 70 to 90. She lived with her niece, Sadie Ramsay, in Burwood, Victoria, until she was 106 years old. She then moved into a nursing home in Burwood East, a suburb of Melbourne. On her 110th birthday, she claimed that she had no secret for her longevity, but offered advice to young people, “Be good and kind.”
In 1991, Nesbitt received a telegram from Australia’s then-Prime Minister Bob Hawke, congratulating her on her 109th birthday. On 30 July 1992, six days before her death, she became Australia’s oldest resident following the death of 111-year-old Beatrice Pollock. Upon her own death, the title passed to Kit St. Clair, then aged 109.
LongeviQuest congratulates Gertie Nesbitt’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Nesbitt’s Directory Profile here.