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2 December, 2021

Esme "Granny" Dorries turns 106

Continuing her reign as the oldest person in Oakey, Esme ‘Granny’ Dorries turned 106 on November 16 with friends and family helping the centenarian celebrate the big day.


Granny Dorries (centre) celebrated her 106th birthday with McLean Care CWA House staff Di Bullen and Allyson Gardener.

Known in Oakey as ‘Granny’ rather than her birthname Esme, Mrs Dorries has said that she believes the secret to her long life is eating an avocado a day.

Raised in Nanango, Mrs Dorries moved to several townships before settling in Oakey with her last husband Alf Dorries.

She then moved to CWA House where she has been a resident for many years.

Proud of her life as a mother and home-maker, Mrs Dorries is the mother of six children and can boast countless grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.


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