My father’s Aunty Grace (Grace Hunter) turned 100 last Saturday (1o June). Who would have imagined, in 1910, that a mere century later she would receive congratulations from:
- Queen Victoria
- Julia Gillard (Prime Minister)
- Kristina Keneally (NSW Premier)
- Ms Quentin Bryce (Australian Governor General)
- Prof. Marie Bashir (Governor of NSW)
No doubt there is still some way to go before equality finds its way into all the social structures of society (e.g. the church!), but there is surely something significant in Aunty Grace’s celebration – aside from the awesome accomplishment of reaching that magic age.