Madeline Anderson
Madeline Anderson
Birth: 4 May 1907
Dunedin, New Zealand

110 years, 289 days

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Madeline Anderson (née Orlowski; born 4 May 1907) is a supercentenarian from New Zealand who is currently unvalidated. She is the oldest living person in New Zealand.


Mrs. Anderson was born Madeline McKenzie Orlowski in the city of Dunedin in 1907, the eldest of four daughters born to John Andrew Orlowski and his Scottish wife Jane Anderson. By her father, she has Polish ancestry. She is the granddaughter of some of the earliest Polish settlers in New Zealand. After her early years in Dunedin, the family moved to a farm in Clinton, South Otago.[1]

Madeline married Harry Anderson on 6 September 1941. The couple had three children: a son Brian, who died riding a bicycle at a young age; daughter Heather List; and foster-son Graeme, who died in a car accident aged 20.

On her 110th birthday, she was visited by the Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski.[2]


New Zealand's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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