Technology has been completely revolutionised in 100 years - something that Annie 'Robin' McKendrick has experienced first-hand.
From working as a switchboard operator years ago, she now marvels at being able to speak to her daughter in England via Facetime on her iPad, that she describes as "the amazing machine".
On Sunday, she celebrated her 100th birthday.
Robin was delighted to achieve the milestone, surrounded by flowers, birthday cards and, most importantly, family.
Tasmanian through and through, Robin was born in Burnie and lived in Ross, Deloraine and Hobart before settling in Launceston with her late husband Gordon.
The year Robin was born, 1921, was the year Coco Chanel introduced the world to Chanel No. 5, and Edith Cowan was the first woman elected to Australian federal parliament.
Daughter Libbie McKendrick recognises the significant change her mother has witnessed over her lifetime.
Surrounded by a lifetime of photographs and keepsakes, a painting of Lake Pedder hangs on the wall.
The painting has been copied from a photo that Robin and her late husband took of Lake Pedder just before it was flooded in 1972.
"She and dad had walked in there and as they were leaving, she took that photo," Libbie said.
"We just love the fact that we have that social connection with time"
Asked how she feels about reaching the milestone birthday, Robin is as quick as a whip.
"Well I've never turned 100 before," Robin said.
"But happy to be surrounded by family."
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