PERTH - THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Kathleen Jones, who moved to Perth from South Australia in 2012, worked on remote cattle stations as a cook in her younger years, which is where she met Donald, her late husband of 66 years.
Linda Baptist was born in Malaya and worked as the Chief Supervisor of the Kuala Lumpur Telephone Exchange, where she was responsible for 500 employees, before immigrating to Perth in the 1980s.
Finally, the self-described “baby of the group” is Sister Hanora McNamara, who entered the Sisters of Mercy more than 80 years ago.
Sr McNamara worked as a secondary teacher in metropolitan and country schools and was also involved in the formation of young women interested in joining the order.
Speaking only a couple of months after her 100th birthday, she said the key to living a long life was maintaining relationships and having a positive outlook.