Margaret Vivian
Margaret Vivian
Birth: 25 February 1906
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

112 years, 116 days

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Margaret "Peg" Vivian (née Brown) (born 25 February 1906) is a validated British-born Australian supercentenarian. She has been the oldest known person in Australia since the death of Marjorie Cooke on 1 September 2017.


Margaret Johnstone Brown was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, on 25 February 1906. She was the youngest daughter. On her 10th birthday, she and her elder siblings Jean, aged 12, and Joe, 14, left the care of their aunt for the five-week journey. They moved to Fremantle, Western Australia, to Margaret's parents.

In 1927, Vivian married Jack Dagmar Milton Vivian (1904–1981) with whom she would have two children, Tom and Peggy, who were both alive at the time of her 112th birthday. She later took on the role of primary carer for her husband, who had emphysema for 17 years. After her husband died, Vivian was mentally and physically exhausted. Her family sent her to Queensland to a friend that the family had had for many years. After Vivian got back, she went on a world trip and joined Trinity School for Seniors, and she's never stopped since.

Vivian lives in Doubleview, Western Australia. In February 2018, she turned 112 years of age.


Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Piercy • Mary NixonCaroline Mockridge • Mary Hurley • Beatrice Pollock • Kit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Christina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Myra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie CookeMargaret Vivian