Australia’s oldest identical twins celebrate their 102nd birthday in style

Australia’s oldest identical twins celebrate their 102nd birthday in style – and say the secret to their longevity is avoiding white wine and whisky

  • Concie Marshall and Leila Moag are Australia’s oldest identical twins
  • They have just turned 102 years old and still live together at Berry
  • Their father is believed to have lived to 104 years of age 

Australia’s oldest identical twins turned 102 in fine style on Thursday.

The sisters, Concie Marshall and Leila Moag, turned 102 this week at a small family gathering at an aged care home in Berry on the New South Wales south coast this week.

Wearing matching floral shirts and spectacles the centenarians celebrated with matching scones and cups of tea, and sung with fellow residents in front of a huge pink birthday cake and a bouquet of purple flowers. 

Concie Marshall and Leila Moag are Australia’s oldest identical twins, at 102. They celebrated with family and fellow aged care home residents at Berry – a relief after relatives had to wave across the carpark this time last year because of Covid restrictions 

The twins Leila and Concie were born on April 30, 1919, in Berry, on the NSW south coast, and never lived more than a few hundred metres away from each other in over a century

The twins Leila and Concie were born on April 30, 1919, in Berry, on the NSW south coast, and never lived more than a few hundred metres away from each other in over a century

It was a welcome relief for the sisters to celebrate together after their family were forced to watch and wave from a distance in the carpark last year, due to Covid restrictions at the home.

They were born in Berry in 1919 and still live there today in a local aged care home.

They told 7News the secret to their longevity was drinking water and not white wine or whisky.

They also pretended to not know how old they were, joking that they were ‘either 82 or 84’ this year. 

The twins’ father is believed to have lived to 104.

They are believed to have never lived more than a few hundred metres apart throughout their entire lives. 

The identical twin sisters, from Berry, NSW, have been hard to tell apart their whole lives - and as close as any sisters could be

The identical twin sisters, from Berry, NSW, have been hard to tell apart their whole lives – and as close as any sisters could be

At their 102nd birthday celebration they credited drinking water and not whisky as the secret to their longevity

At their 102nd birthday celebration they credited drinking water and not whisky as the secret to their longevity

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