In 1921 Australia defeated England in The Ashes series, the Royal Australian Air Force was established, Edith Cowan became the first female parliamentarian in Australia, and Amy Dunstan was born on the 3rd of July.
This means she turned 101 this year and celebrated the big day at the Jemalong Residential Village (JRV) with her two sons Kerrie and Ray.
Amy shared some wonderful memories of her long life being the second oldest of nine children. “I have six sisters and three brothers. We had lots of fun as we played together,” she said.
“My first job when I left school was doing housework. I then became a dress maker which I really loved. I made soldiers uniforms and blankets in the war years.”
Amy met Davitt and married him on the 3rd of March 1943. We had two wonderful sons Kerrie and Raymond and we have some beautiful grandchildren.”
Amy said they loved socialising with friends, dancing and listening to Bing Crosby. Sadly, Davitt passed away in 1977. “I still miss him.”
Amy has her favourite picture in her room of blue ducks. “I love blue ducks and also have blue wooden ducks. They remind me of my husband as this was the name of his unit in the war.
“I love spending time with my sons and their families. I love to have contact with people.”