Pearl goes way back

Central and North Burnett Times - - HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE... 50+ -

MONTO woman Pearl Now­land re­cently turned 103, and she is tak­ing each year in her stride.

The Ridge­haven Re­tire­ment Com­plex res­i­dent was born on De­cem­ber 1, 1909, and ar­rived in Monto in the early days of the town when there were no sealed roads.

She and her hus­band Vi­vian built the first house in Coominglah Range.

“We felled all the scrub and lived in a tent while the house was be­ing built,” Mrs Now­land said. “Our first car was on four legs.”

She said she was al­ways a gar­dener, and her hus­band a pi­ano player. They have four chil­dren – Max, Nancy, Faye and Les.

CEN­TURY OF LIV­ING: Pearl Now­land, now 103.

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