Cath’s 107 years full of highlights

BIRTHDAY GIRL: Cath Moore, of Coraki, has clocked up 107 years.
BIRTHDAY GIRL: Cath Moore, of Coraki, has clocked up 107 years.

IN THE 107 years that Cath Moore (nee Piccoli) has lived on this earth, she has seen some major historical events.

The Coraki resident has lived through two world wars and the Depression of the 1930s.

She has seen the evolution of the motor car, the phone, the invention of the television and computer.

She has watched man go into space and walk on the moon for the first time.

Born at New Italy on July 6, 1907, to Domenico and Augusta Piccoli, Cath was the oldest of nine children and is one of the last of her generation.

"I have two sisters and a brother still alive," she said.

"When my sister recently asked me about something, I said 'do you think I can remember 100 years ago?'."

Actually, Cath has no problem remembering her youth, recounting stories of how she and her friends would go to dances all the time, where she met her husband John.

"Mum wouldn't let me use powder and make-up so two of my friends and I got the red lining of a book," she said.

"When we got to the dance, we went to the dressing room and put the lining in water and used the colour on our lips."

Cath married John in 1933 and they had three children - Harry, Valerie and Geoffrey - while

running a farm at Woodburn.

Cath celebrated her birthday at the Evans Head Bowling Club with her children and their families.



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