Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

Turning 100

Turning 100

Eva Carr of Dunedin is pictured on her 100th birthday in 2009, with flowers and messages, including one from the Queen. A former secretary for a real-estate company, she bought herself a laptop at the age of 99 in order to keep corresponding with friends and family. The last of four sisters, Carr never married: 'Perhaps that's why I lived to be 100.'

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Celebrating birthdays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38842/turning-100 (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013