Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Our Oldest Woman Is Chasing State Record

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Our Oldest Woman Is Chasing State Record

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Byline: Hannah Busch hannah.busch@qt.com.au

WHEN Marjorie Bostock was the same age as her great great grandson Ryley is now, the world was a very different place.

The invention of the aeroplane was less than a decade old, the Titanic was under construction and Ipswich had only been a city for five years.

Mrs Bostock has witnessed an extraordinary level of change and technological development since her birth on April 2, 1909.

Baby Ryley, aged just four-and-a-half months, is her youngest great great grandchild and was one of dozens of family members to get together on the weekend to celebrate Mrs Bostock's 107th birthday.

Five generations came together on Sunday to celebrate the milestone.

Ryley is one of seven great great grandchildren. His mother Teagan is one of 26 great grandchildren.

Mrs Bostock also has 14 grandchildren and five children.

She was a mother of four in her 30s when she moved to Ipswich in the 1940s. …

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