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Hilton Nunn
Hilton Nunn
Hilton and Amy Nunn celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary in 2014.
Birth: 7 June 1909
South Africa
Death: 17 October 2017
Western Australia, Australia
Age: 108 years, 132 days
Country: South AfricaZAFAustraliaAUS

Hilton Walter Nunn (7 June 1909 – 17 October 2017) was a South African-born Australian centenarian who, at the time of his death, was the oldest living man in Australia and the last (known) surviving man in Australia born in the 1900s decade.


Nunn was born in South Africa on 7 June 1909. He married his wife, Amy, in 1934, and had a son named Bobby. They emigrated from South Africa to Australia around 1989, and later celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary in 2014. They were married for 82 years before Amy's death in 2016. On 30 April 2017, he became the oldest living man in Australia following the death of 108-year-old Alfred Powell, although his status as Australia's oldest man was never formally recognized until after his death.

Nunn died in Western Australia on 17 October 2017 at the age of 108 years, 132 days. His successor as the oldest man in Australia is Dexter Kruger (1910–2021) of Queensland.


Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Robert Hewson • Gordon WilliamsFrederick McGill • Robert McMiekenKosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William CaddySydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James HopeAnthony Hoffman • Fred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton NunnDexter KrugerFrank Mawer