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Vera Fromager (seated in centre) celebrated her 100th birthday anniversary at a morning tea held in her honour on Saturday, at the Yamba Golf Club. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Vera celebrates her 100th birthday

Lynne Mowbray |

Vera Fromager celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday December 15 with family and friends at a small function in her honour at the Yamba Golf and Country Club.

According to her family, Vera has always been a strong-willed woman and nothing has changed as she celebrates her 100th birthday anniversary.

Vera was born in Brisbane and grew up in the suburb of Balmoral; the eldest of three girls.

During World War II, Vera worked for the Americans in administration, in both Brisbane and Rockhampton, before working for the Dutch Air Force in Indonesia, in base operations.

She later moved to Sydney where she lived for 10 years and worked for KLM airlines, in reservations.

In 1959 Vera moved to New Zealand, taking up work in a factory assembly line at Dominion Motors. This is where she met her late husband Al who she married on 27 October 1961.

In 1988, after 29 years in New Zealand, Al and Vera moved to Australia where they bought a home in Yamba, where Vera still resides today.

Vera cuts her 100th birthday cake.