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Australia's oldest person dies

Miriam Schmierer, Australia's oldest person, has passed away at her nursing home in Hervey Bay.
Miriam Schmierer, Australia's oldest person, has passed away at her nursing home in Hervey Bay.

AUSTRALIA'S oldest person, Miriam Schmierer, has passed away in her sleep at Masters Lodge nursing home in Hervey Bay.

The 112-year-old celebrated her birthday only last month.

Mrs Schmierer moved to Honiton St in Hervey Bay with her husband Grenvillein 1961 to retire and be closer to their two boys, Austin and Mervyn.

She outlived all of them as well as the five sisters and three brothers she grew up with at Mount Whitestone, near Gatton.

She put her longevity down to a love of parsley tea and her faith in God.

"I don't spend too much time thinking about it. I'm nothing special," she said at the celebrations of her 111th birthday last year.

"I've just tried to live a peaceful life."



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