昆州最长寿的居民Evelyn Vigor 在布里斯班一家养老院内以下午茶庆祝她的109岁生日。
“医生来家里接生，把她裹在脱脂棉里，放在一个盒子里，然后对她父母说－ 祈祷吧”， 她说。
Evelyn 和James Vigor 在70年代
Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday
Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor has celebrated her 109th birthday in Brisbane with high tea at her aged care home.
Mrs Vigor was born six weeks premature in Laidley, south-west of Brisbane, in 1906 - the eldest of nine children in the family.
I'm having a wild one - I don't know about anybody else.
Her granddaughter, Amanda Schultz, said she was not expected to survive.
"The doctor came to the home for the delivery, he wrapped her in cottonwool, put her in a box and said to her parents - hope for the best," she said.
Mrs Vigor's family believed her fighting spirit was part of the reason she was still alive and well.
Janet Caitens said her grandmother had survived two broken hips and breast cancer in recent years.
"It's very typical of granny to just decide for herself that she was going to recover from that," Ms Caitens said.
"The thing is she did what she needed to do, so the exercises and eating well and being very compliant with the requests of the medical staff as well.
"I have been asked why would you want to live that long.
"There is no reason for her not to want to be here because her relationships with other people are peaceful and happy and she's well - she has no pain, she's really healthy and very content."
Before she was married, Evelyn Davidson was a horse riding champion and seamstress.
Evelyn Vigor and her husband James on their wedding day in 1931.
She married her late husband, James Vigor, in 1931 and they lived on a farm near Kingaroy, north-west of Brisbane. The couple had three children.
"I lived a healthy life on a farm for a long time - 20 years or so," Mrs Vigor said.
"I did a lot of riding and exercise - that probably helps to give you a healthy body."
Mrs Vigor not only outlived her husband of 50 years, but also her three children and seven siblings except one, Walter Davidson, who turned 100 years old today.
"I just wanted to see him get to 100, so it's worked out nicely for me," Mrs Vigor said.
Evelyn and James Vigor in the 1970s
The siblings had not seen one another for nearly a decade because Mr Davidson lives in Hervey Bay, nearly 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, and both have mobility issues.
They exchanged birthday wishes via Skype.
"I'm having a wild one - I don't know about anybody else," Mrs Vigor joked.
The siblings also shared their birthdays with Mrs Vigor's only grandson, Jason Tilse, who turned 39.
"It's an honour I suppose in a way that I'm born on the same day as my grandmother, and everyone celebrating this on the same day is quite special," Mr Tilse said.
"But I get missed out sometimes - on her 100th birthday, my birthday got forgotten."
Mrs Vigor could not explain her longevity but believed her Christian faith, regular exercise and reducing stress were important.
"If they leave it to the Lord, they'll be all right," she said.
Queensland's oldest voter
There was one aspect of life Mrs Vigor has never left to chance: politics.
"We were brought up to believe that our vote is something special and we always voted," she said.
Mrs Vigor said she would vote at the Queensland election on January 31 the same way she has for 88 years.
"I have always been a Liberal voter," she said.
Her local MP, Tim Nicholls, said he appreciated her life-long commitment to the party.
"Hopefully during this campaign I'll get the opportunity to visit Evelyn and thank her personally for her support," Mr Nicholls said.