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Harry Duncan Andrews
Harry Duncan Andrews
Andrews in 2008
Birth: 19 October 1906
England, United Kingdom
Death: 16 January 2012
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Age: 105 years, 89 days
Country: United Kingdom UK New ZealandNZL

Harry Duncan Andrews (19 October 1906 – 16 January 2012) was a New Zealand centenarian who was the oldest living man in New Zealand for 196 days.


Andrews was born in England. One of his sisters, Kitty, lived to the age of 104. He moved to New Zealand in 1938 at the age of 32. He married his wife Jean while on leave from the army and had three daughters: Dorothy, Josephine, and Erica. Andrews enjoyed golfing and gardening.

Following the death of Stephen Todd on 4 July 2011, Andrews was the oldest living man in New Zealand. His grandson, Andrew Whyte, uploaded a video of himself interviewing his grandfather in 2008 on 20 October 2011 to celebrate his 105th birthday.

Andrews died on 16 January 2012 at the age of 105.


New Zealand's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Christopher Murray • Alexander Hughes • Maxwell Wallenstein • Wesley Firth • Frederick Fox • David Orange • Thomas SalmonAllan WatkinsEdward Leigh • Arthur Bates • William Swensson • Charles Campbell • Hubert HardenWilliam Hayes • James Hill • Lawrence Blyth • Bright Williams • Cecil HamiltonErnest Ryland • Trevor Henry • Harold Clark • Dudley Sainsbury • Taiwung Yu Hoi • Harry Andrews • Ian ChirnsideBob EdwardsHoward BussRonald HermannsBill Mitchell