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Eva McConnell
Eva McConnell
Birth: 5 May 1901
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 15 August 2012
Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 111 years, 102 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Eva McConnell (5 May 1901 – 15 August 2012) is an Australian supercentenarian whose case is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest living Australian at the time of her death.


Eva McConnell was born in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia, on 5 May 1901 as one of 12 children. She grew up on a farm where Burrendong Dam now stands. She later married and had six children; at least two of them (Jack and Nola) were alive as of their mother's 110th birthday.

At the age of 100, she was still chopping wood, and was still living alone at 101. At 102, she moved in with her grandson, and when she was 104, she moved in with her daughter Nola and son-in-law John. Eva became Australia's oldest person on 29 October 2011, after the death of 112-year-old Miriam Schmierer.

Eva McConnell passed away in Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia, on 15 August 2012 at the age of 111 years, 102 days. In addition to six children, she also had 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren. After her death, Jane Gray became Australia's oldest person.


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 Reid