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Agnes Dodds
Birth: 19 October 1879
New South Wales, Australia
Death: 4 April 1989
New South Wales, Australia
Age: 109 years, 167 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Agnes Dodds (19 October 1879 – 4 April 1989) was an Australian centenarian who was the oldest living person in Australia at the time of her death.


Dodds was born in Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia, on 19 October 1879. She spent most of her life in Woolbrook where she married a grazier, who died more than 60 years before her.

For some time, she lived in Woolbrook, New South Wales. She spend the last 10 years of her life in a nursing home. After her death, her doctor, Ron Mackinnon, said Mrs Dodds, a non-smoker and teetotaller, had remained active until about a week before her death. Dr. Mackinnon also said that Dodds had lived so long because she was "a well-balanced and cultured person who never appeared to get anxious about anything". At the time of death, she had a son, a daughter, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Dodds died in Walcha, Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on 4 April 1989, at the age of 109 years, 167 days. She was buried in Woolbrook at 10 AM of 6 May 1989.


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