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Catherine Lawrence
Catherine Lawrence
Sister Madeleine at age of 109
Birth: 8 December 1902
Victoria, Australia
Death: 16 June 2013
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 110 years, 190 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Catherine Lawrence, known as "Sister Madeleine", (8 December 1902 – 16 June 2013) was a validated Australian supercentenarian. [1][2]


Lawrence was born in Victoria, Australia on 8 December 1902. Lawrence became a Sister of Mercy at the age of 17, and worked as a teacher and carer at schools and orphanages in Goulburn and surrounding areas. She later retired to a convent in Young.

Lawrence died in Young, New South Wales, Australia on 16 June 2013 at the age of 110 years, 190 days.



  1. Australia's oldest Catholic nun Sister Madeleine Lawrence buried in Young ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  2. Sister Madeleine Lawrence on her 109th birthday ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)