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Frank Mawer
Frank Mawer
Mawer on his 109th birthday.
Birth: 15 August 1912
Age: 109 years, 38 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Frank Mawer (born 15 August 1912) is an Australian centenarian who is the oldest living man in Australia since the death of Dexter Kruger on 20 July 2021.


Mawer was born in Australia on 16 August 1912. During the 1918/19 Spanish Flu Pandemic, Mawer's brother died of the disease. Furthermore, his mother died while he was still a child, leaving him to become a ward of the state.

When old enough to begin working, Mawer started work as a farm laborer and later in a factory. In 1939, Mawer married an Elisabeth, an Irish immigrant, in a factory where they both worked. Together, they raised six children.

Elisabeth later moved into a care home and died in 2012 at the age of 92.

Mawer still lives independently in his home in Gymea, New South Wales, Australia, and receives a visit from a local care home four times a week. At the time of his 108th birthday, he had 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Mawer actively attends Horizon Church in Sutherland, the same church which Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends.



Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Robert Hewson • Gordon WilliamsFrederick McGill • Robert McMiekenKosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William CaddySydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James HopeFred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton NunnDexter KrugerFrank Mawer