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Clara Byrne
Birth: 28 February 1861
Pimlico, London, UK
Death: 11 April 1970
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 109 years, 42 days
Country: United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS

Clara Augusta Byrne(s) (née Hodge; 28 February 1861 – 11 April 1970) was a British-born Australian centenarian.


Clara Byrne was born in Pimlico, London, United Kingdom on 28 February 1861. Her parents were George Henry Hodge and Elizabeth (née Glasspool) Hodge.

She emigrated to Australia with her Irish husband Peter Byrne in October 1884, and settled in Leichhardt where they married in 1887. Her husband died at the age of 92. Byrne became oldest living woman in Australia after death of Jessie Pearce on 18 June 1967.

Byrne died in Chesalon Nursing Home, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 11 April 1970 at the age of 109 years, 42 days. At the time of her death, she had eight children, and more than 59 descendants. That time she was believed to be second-oldest Australian ever, behind James Hull. After her death, Ada Sharp became oldest living woman in Australia.


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 TateIna ReidGwen Moore