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Annie celebrates 100 years

Annie Hupfield celebrates her 100th birthday with her 93-year-old sister Sophie Barrett

Lynne Mowbray

Family and friends joined in to celebrate the 100th birthday of Anna (Annie) Hupfield, at a luncheon in her honour at the Maclean Bowling Club on Saturday.

Anna Noack was born in Uranquinty NSW (near Wagga Wagga) on Thursday 6 December, 1917.

She grew up in the small country town where she attended school and worked before travelling with her sister Margaret to Warracknabeal in Victoria to look for employment.

These were the days of poor wages and working conditions, during the Great Depression.

During this time she met her future husband Ian Hupfield.

The couple married in Uranquinty, where they lived and Ian worked as a baker. The couple produced a son Bryan and daughter Lorraine.

In 1944 the family relocated to Temora where they lived in the same dwelling for 39 years, during which time son John was born.

Ian passed away in 1983 and Annie continued to live there, before moving to live with son John and wife Sue and their family in Maclean in 1993.

Over the years Annie enjoyed knitting and making clothes for the family. She still knits colourful bed socks for everyone in the family, which are greatly appreciated by all who receive them.

Annie and her younger sister Sophie 92, are the last remaining members of the Noack family of nine children.


Above: Annie with her children Lorraine Martin and John Hupfield
Above:  Annie with her grandchildren L-R (Great-grandchild Tahli Tasele), Kristy Schaeffer, Jarrod Hupfield, Courtney Martin, Carmen Tasele, Belinda Healy, Simon Martin, Melissa Martin and
David Martin.
Above: Sue and John Hupfield celebrate John’s mother Annie’s 100th birthday.
Above: Cousins, nephews and nieces surround Annie Hupfield as she celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Images: Lynne Mowbray.

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