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Jan 29, 2010

Mitcham midwife Margaret Murphy celebrates 100th birthday

A woman who helped thousands of Mitcham mums deliver their babies has turned 100.

Former midwife Margaret Murphy, known to her friends and family as Peg, celebrated her birthday at the weekend.

The party and meal took place on Sunday in the hall of St Michael’s Catholic Church in Chesnut Grove, where Mrs Murphy is a member of the congregation.

Her niece, Mary Foster, said: “She was a local community midwife and served the Mitcham area for most of her working life. She is well known and loved in this area and has probably delivered more babies than we have had hot dinners.”

Mrs Murphy was born in Ireland. She comes from a medical family, and her son Raymond Murphy - a consultant in Dublin - flew over especially to take part in the celebration.

Original article written by Craig Burnett.