If you've met someone who has been bricklaying their whole life, then they'd probably tell you they have a bad back.
Yet Doug Hinchcliff, who spent his life as a bricklayer, just turned 100 and impressively - his back is still intact!
"It's amazing!" his partner, Pam Holmes said.
Also an impressive fact is that the Doug still has his drives licence.
"Haven't been stopped by police yet, and I haven't been to jail," he joked.
Living in St Georges Basin, Doug celebrated the special milestone on Wednesday, July 21, with a beer in hand in a flash stein marked '100', joined by his family and friends at the local country club.
A self proclaimed "boy from the bush", Doug hails from the small rural town of Junee, near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.
He recalls spending his childhood riding over 40 kilometres from Junee to Wagga Wagga on a pushbike to swim at the Murrumbidgee River.
"That was a very long time ago!" he said.
Doug said his family made the move to Coledale for work.
"That's just how it was, we had to move for work in those days. And ever since we've been here we've had jobs," he said.
Living in Coledale and then moving to Corrimal in the 1940's, Doug moved to St Georges Basin in 1994. He spoke very affectionately about the South Coast and has loved his time living here.
"It's the best part of the bloody world, this area is. Much better than Sydney or the Gold Coast!" said Doug.
Doug is the only sibling left of seven - six brothers and one sister. He served alongside three of his brothers in World War Two, one of which sadly didn't make it back home from war.
Discharged in 1946, he served in the 2/10th Battalion unit, which was an infantry battalion that was raised for overseas service as part of the all-volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force during World War Two.
Doug said he recalls his time being posted in Papua New Guinea and Borneo and said towards the end of his service, he spent six months in hospital.
Now, Doug likes to spend his days reading and said he thoroughly enjoys living at the St Georges Basin IRT.
"Living in the retirement village is what's been keeping me in good health I think. That and my kids and my partner Pam," he said.
His best piece of life advice?
"You should always do the right thing."
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