'Queen of Queensland' reveals the trick to her age on 110th birthday
Affectionately known as the "Queen of Queensland", Mabel Crosby turned 110 years old today and – as the state's oldest resident – has said she has no plans to slow down.
Ms Crosby celebrated her 110th birthday in front of her friends and family – including her four children, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.
Born in 1909 in the United Kingdom, she's seen 27 Australian Prime Ministers take office but never thought she would make 110.
"I thought someone would shoot me before I (made the milestone)," she told 9News.
Her proud family members today also reflected on the life lessons she's taught them during her lifetime.
"She taught us if we ever wanted anything, we had to work for it," Robyne Bamberry, Ms Crosby's daughter, said.
"We didn't buy anything unless we had the money for it."
Ms Crosby is the oldest Queenslander alive today and the second-oldest person in Australia. Asked whether she has a secret to her age, she advised walking a lot and a tipple on Christmas Day.
"Keeping busy, and annoying everybody," she told 9News.
As part of her celebrations today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Governor Paul de Jersey also delivered their own messages to the 110-year-old.
"Mabel, you are Queensland's greatest treasure and we are all very honoured to be here today to celebrate," Ms Palaszczuk said at the birthday party.
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