Caroline leaves her century behind

Caroline Nicholls celebrates her 104th birthday with her two daughters, Norma Wenham and Eve-Ann Springate, and her friends at Akooramak.
Caroline Nicholls celebrates her 104th birthday with her two daughters, Norma Wenham and Eve-Ann Springate, and her friends at Akooramak. Georja Ryan

SHE'S one of three sisters to cruise past her 100th birthday just as though it was no big deal, and yesterday a spritely Caroline Nicholls turned 104.

With a mind as sharp as a tack and her wit just as quick Mrs Nicholls celebrated her day with friends and close family at Akooramak.

"I'm having a big day today. I've got my two daughters with me and my good friends all here wishing me a happy birthday," she said.

"Look at them all, it's just fantastic!"

Mrs Nicholls has been at Akooramak for 23 years and said she loved the social lifestyle.

"I thought I was old when I got here in 1989 and I was only 80," she said.

Daughter Eve-Ann Springate said Mrs Nicholls' sisters lived to 106½ and 104½-years-old.

"It's definitely a family of long-livers," Mrs Springate said.

Mrs Nicholls' other daughter, Norma Wenham, said her mother had lived a calm and fulfilled life and was a "wonderful woman".

"She is still very bright and can remember everything," Mrs Wenham said.

Friend Dave Taylor, who helped celebrate her birthday, said Mrs Nicholls had so many stories to tell and much knowledge to share.

"She is just so lucid and there's not just patches of memory, it's everything," Mr Taylor said.

"She remembers World War One and World War Two and had brothers go off to both.

"There aren't too many people who can tell you the detail she can."

Mr Taylor was thrilled to celebrate such an exciting birthday with his dear friend.

"It's exciting, it's a milestone," he said.

"Virtually an entire era has gone by."

Mrs Nicholls celebrated yesterday with a morning tea and a cake big enough to feed an army.

"I'm having such a wonderful day," Mrs Nicholls said.

Topics:  birthday century warwick

Important jobs #26: Chairman of the rodeo bar

BAR BOSS: Chris O'Leary has an important job at the Warwick Rodeo, he's in charge of the bar.

FORGET Chairman of the board, Chris O'Leary is Chairman of the bar.

Controversial retail development approved

Southern Downs Regional Council building.  Photo Kerri Moore / Warwick Daily News

Development application discussed in Warwick Chambers

WATCH: One minute with a rodeo fan

Coolah campdrafter Troy Palmer on Lareena at the Warwick Showgrounds.

One minute with a rodeo fan

Local Partners

Australia Day Award nominations now open

ALL those who know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Warwick community is encouraged to nominate them for an Australia Day Award.

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Events you need to be at this week...

Some Australian sevens rugby squad members will be in Warwick this weekend.

It won't be all rodeo in Warwick this weekend

He's here for the Melbourne Cup of campdrafting

David Thorn from Cootamundra on Oh How Foxy.

David Thorn is here to make the most of the Warwick Rodeo.

Jake left broken-hearted by Bachelorette break-up

Jake Ellis is one of the final three bachelors on The Bachelorette.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and Matty J as her final two suitors.

MOVIE REVIEW: Doctor Strange is out there in a good way

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S new superhero takes viewers along on his mind trip.

MOVIE REVIEW: Jack Reacher sequel falls flat

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

THE film's title Never Go Back should serve as a warning to fans.

The Bachelor contestants find love with each other

Former Bachelor contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon have confirmed their relationship on social media.

MEGAN Marx and Tiffany Scanlon confirm relationship on Instagram.

Liam Payne wants to wed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne

Liam Payne reportedly wants to marry Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Bindi Irwin 'honoured' to make MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June