William is pictured here with 'Auntie Girlie", who turned 100 on Thursday. What a great celebration - or rather, a week of celebrations. There had been a family party, an official party at Government House (the guests including 2 other centenarians), a day of tree planting at Rocky Point (100 Norfolk Pines), and special services and celebrations at Girlie's church.
But the big day, the actual birthday on March 18th, there was a big party at Rawson Hall, to which tyhe whole island was invited.
Now the amazing thing is that Girlie is Norfolk Island's sixth centenarian, and the first, almost 40 years ago, was her own mother, Jemima Robinson!!
Nevertheless, Grandma had enough puff to blow them out (perhaps with a little help from eager great-grandchildren.)
Hip-hip-hooray for Girlie!!!