Friends and family were on hand last week to help Daphne Higman celebrate her 100th birthday.
MOVING to Auburn at the age of two in 1919, Daphne Higman has lived and worked in the community ever since and last last week, celebrated her 100th birthday at home surrounded by family and friends.
The centenarian also received letters of congratulations from dignitaries including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Governor General David Hurley and Opposition Leader and State MP for Auburn, Luke Foley.
Cumberland Council also had a bouquet of flowers delivered in recognition of the special day.
Alongside husband Reg, the couple ran a service station on Park Road for many years and Mrs Higman's niece, Janet Weston, said she has always had very strong ties to the community, including volunteering with the Auburn District Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and as a 'tambourine girl' with the Salvation Army.
Mrs Weston says her aunt's favourite tips for a long life include eating well, not drinking and to just enjoy "good living", along with "having a strong faith".
"She also often says to surround yourself with friends and supportive family and that the most important things in life are not things," Mrs Weston said.
"At times I have been at a loss for something and she always comes up with pearls of wisdom."