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Hilda hits milestone

Wednesday, 4th June, 2014

Hilda Wallschutzky had always told her family she would reach a century. She proved it yesterday when she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at St Anne’s Nursing Home. Hilda, the first war widow to turn 100, also received a surprise visit on her special day from BH Legacy’s Peter Baker (left) and Mark Winen. Hilda Wallschutzky had always told her family she would reach a century. She proved it yesterday when she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at St Anne’s Nursing Home. Hilda, the first war widow to turn 100, also received a surprise visit on her special day from BH Legacy’s Peter Baker (left) and Mark Winen.

Hilda Wallschutzky celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday with family and friends from St Anne’s Nursing Home.

Hilda is the first war widow to turn 100 and received a surprise visit from Legacy’s Mark Winen and Peter Baker.

Hilda’s son Kevin Hall said his mother was born on June 3, 1914.

“Mum has one child, three grandchildren and three great, grand children,” he said.

“She was born and bred in Broken Hill.”

In 1932, Hilda married George Hall, previously she had worked at the munitions factory which is now the TAFE building.

George served in Darwin during the second World War.

He passed away in 1968.

She remarried in 1984 and worked as a cook until she was 72.

When she was 92, Hilda moved into Aruma Lodge before moving into St Anne’s Nursing Home.

“She always told us she would reach 100 - she proved it.

“Her sister, my aunt is 102.”

Kevin said the day was celebrated with family and residents from St Anne’s.

“She is a lovely person, she was a good mum; strict but good,” he said.

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