Many things have changed since Bill Payne was born.
Mr Payne was born prior to the end of WWI, on October 12, 1918.
He celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday.
Despite many good memories of growing up and living in Weldborough in Tasmania’s North-East, he said things were quite tough for people in his early years.
“In those days we used horses to round up our cows, we milked a few cows, and transported tin from the mines and that sort of thing. It kept us pretty busy,” he said.
“There were so many people out of work and living in very difficult circumstances in those days.
“I can remember, half of the people I went to school with would have bare feet in the frosty mornings.
"They’d go out and skate on the frozen ponds in bare feet.”
He said over his 100 years there had been some very happy memories, such as his marriage.
“We’ve been married for 72 years. She’s a very dear lady to me,” he said.
“It has been a long and happy marriage.
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“When Prince Charles and Princess Diana came to Tasmania, they invited us down one night.
“Diana was such a nice, friendly person.”
Mr Payne celebrated his 100th birthday with Mrs Payne and daughters Paula, Sandra and Julie.
He said things changed a lot as time went on.
Mr Payne ran a farm between Winneleah and Telita.
He also married his wife, Lois.
“In the years following, we developed our farm into a bigger farm. It was quite a big enterprise, really,” he said.
“We had horses for riding, and dogs for helping round up the cattle. Our cattle were very good cattle.
“I bred quite a few horses, mostly used them for farming and that sort of thing. I never really got into the racing game.
“We farmed there for quite a number of years.”
Mr Payne sheared his last sheep at 89 years old.
A big celebration will also take place on October 13, to attended by about 80 guests.
“It takes a bit of keeping up with, really,” he said.
Alongside cards from friends and family, Mr Payne also received cards from Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Governor Kate Warner.