Miriam Schmierer
Miriam Schmierer
Birth: 20 August 1899
Queensland, Australia
Death: 29 September 2011
Queensland, Australia
Age: 112 years, 40 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Miriam Schmierer (née Baker) (20 August 1899 – 29 September 2011) was an Australian supercentenarian who became the oldest living person in Australia after the death of John Campbell Ross on 3 June 2009. She is also the oldest person from the state of Queensland. She was the last-known surviving Australian born before the founding of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.


Miriam Baker was born in Queensland. She was married to Grenville Schmierer. In 1961, she retired with her husband to Hervey Bay, Queensland to live near their two sons, Austin and Mervyn. Thirty years later, she moved alone to the Master's Lodge, a retirement living home where she resided in up until her death. She outlived all of her siblings, including her oldest sister Mary, who lived to be 103.[1] She died on 29 September 2011, at the age of 112 years 40 days.[2]Her death left 110-year-old Eva McConnell as the oldest living Australian until her death on August 12, 2012 aged 111.


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Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Helen DunbarJessie PearceClara ByrneAda SharpHonora CorriganMary KeeferJosephine GasseElizabeth SwattonSamuel RoweSarah Potter • Jane Piercy • Mary NixonCaroline Mockridge • Agnes Dodds • Mary Hurley • Ada WhitfieldBeatrice Pollock • Gertie Nesbitt • Kit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Mary MacPherson • Christina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Sarah DaveyMyra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie CookeMargaret VivianWilhelmina OverallAgnes Kluckhenn • Mabel CrosbyDexter KrugerIvy Tate

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