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Myra Nicholson
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Born14 December 1894
Clark's Hill, Ballarat, Victoria
💀Died20 September 2007
(aged 112 years, 280 days)
Box Hill, Blackburn, Victoria,
20 September 2007
(aged 112 years, 280 days)
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Myra Leviston Nicholson (14 December 1894 – 20 September 2007) was the oldest living person in Australia and the 11th-oldest validated living person in the world following the death of French doyenne Marie-Simone Capony on 15 September 2007.

Nicholson came from Blackburn, Victoria, but was born at Clarkes Hill, near Ballarat on 14 December 1894. She descended from a family with a history of longevity – many lived well into their 90s, and a distant relative,[1] Vera Labbett, lived to 109.[2]

Nicholson shopped independently until in her 90s and was still enjoying life at age 100. She described her centennial in 1994 as "lovely".[3]

She lived on her own until the age of 102, and became Australia's oldest living person upon the death of 111-year-old Alice Lindsay on 1 July 2004 and became a supercentenarian on 14 December the same year. In July 2006 she was the subject of a controversy in which she had to move out of the closing Blackburn Aged Care Facility and into her family's home.[4]

She died on 20 September 2007 due to a mild case of bronchitis.[5] Shortly before her death, bedridden Nicholson was quoted as saying, "I can't do anything by myself. I get sick of it".[3]


  1. "Vera almost Australia's oldest person". The Courier. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  2. Woolmore, Deborah (22 August 2006). "LABBETT. – Vera". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 October 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shtargot, Sasha (11 February 2006). "Journey from cradle to grave gets ever longer". The Age. Retrieved 14 March 2007.
  4. "The Blackburn Aged Care Facility Dispute". University of Wollongong. September 2006. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007.
  5. "Oldest Aussie dead at 112". Herald Sun. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2007.

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