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Vi Robbins
Vi Robbins
Birth: 28 February 1902
New South Wales, Australia
Death: 8 October 2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 112 years, 222 days
Country: AustraliaAUS

Violet "Vi" Robbins (28 February 1902 – 8 October 2014)[1] was an Australian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest living person in Australia from the death of Scottish-born Australian Jane Gray on 7 June 2014[1][2] until her own death four months later.[3]


Robbins was born in New South Wales, Australia on 28 February 1902.

Robbins was married to Edward John Robbins and lived at Coogee, New South Wales, before retiring to a nursing facility at Randwick, New South Wales. At the age of 100, she began volunteering at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, where she worked until 2012.[1] Shortly before her 108th birthday, she was officially recognised as the world's oldest volunteer by Guinness World Records.[4] and The Vi Robbins annual volunteer award was named in her honour, launched by Matt Thistlethwaite, MP for Kingsford Smith.

Robbins died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8 October 2014 at the age of 112 years, 222 days. She was succeeded as the oldest living person in Australia by Ethel Farrell.[3]


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