Molly Conroy was born in the year the Titanic sailed and sank.
She was three when the ANZAC legend was born and six when the armistice was signed in 1918.
She is a living treasure, and celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday at Sunrise Supported Living in Strathdale.
Molly has seen the great depression, another world war and everything in between.
After living through all of this Molly remembers one thing especially.
“We moved to the city in 1919 and I saw electric light,” she said.
“I remember thinking ‘if only I could reach it’.”
Molly’s brother was a prisoner of war in World War II, and she said she remembered the heartbreak people were going though their losses.
Marriage came late for Molly.
She was 37 in 1950, and an insurance salesman had asked her why she wasn’t married.
“Well no one has asked me,” she replied.
It turns out the salesman knew just the man.
Molly puts her longevity down to a life of sport.
“I played tennis, cricket and hockey,” she said.
Following her birthday Molly received special recognition.
“I’ve had telegrams from the Queen, the Governor General, the Prime Minister and more,” she said.Well, it’s not every day you turn 100.