Madeline Anderson at the age of 109
|Birth:||4 May 1907|
Dunedin, New Zealand
|Death:||19 June 2018|
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
|Age:||111 years, 46 days|
Anderson was born Madeline McKenzie Orlowski in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 4 May 1907. She was the eldest of four daughters born to John Andrew Orlowski and his British wife Jane Robinson. Her father was the son of Polish migrants, and was the granddaughter of some of the earliest Polish settlers in New Zealand. After spending her early years in Dunedin, the family moved to a farm in Clinton, South Otago, New Zealand.
Madeline married Harry Anderson on 6 September 1941. The couple had three children: a daughter, Heather List; a son Brian, who died in a bicycle accident aged 7; and foster-son Graeme, who died in a car accident aged 20.
Anderson lived her later life in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. On her 110th birthday, she was visited by the Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski. She died on 19 June 2018 at the age of 111 years, 46 days.
- ↑ Madeline Anderson gears up for her 110th birthday - and the excitement is still there stuff.co.nz. 2 May 2017
- ↑ Oldest living New Zealander celebrates her 110th birthday NZ Herald, 5 May 2017
- ↑ Madeline Anderson, believed to be New Zealand's oldest person, has died aged 111 NZ Herald, 21 June 2018
- ↑ Obituary
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