September 30, 2011

AUSTRALIA: Australia's oldest person dies

SYDNEY, NSW / The Australian / Breaking News / September 30, 2011

From: AAP

AUSTRALIA'S oldest person has died in a central Queensland nursing home, aged 112.

Miriam Schmierer died peacefully with family by her side yesterday afternoon at Hervey Bay, a statement from aged-care provider Blue Care said.

She celebrated her 112th birthday last month and had spent the past 20 years at the Blue Care Masters Lodge nursing home in the suburb of Pialba.

Read more at the Fraser Coast Chronicle

Service manager Jennifer Howell said Mrs Schmierer had been a good role model with an infectious smile and an "inimitable wit".

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