Dancing Dulcie legs it to 100

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Mackenzie Archer

ONE hundred-year-old Moonah resident Dulcie Coulson has celebrated her centennial birthday surrounded by friends and family.

Raised in New Town, Dulcie has called Hobart’s northern suburbs home for most of her life.

“My mother and father owned a grocery store in New Town for most of my childhood, so I spent my younger years talking with people living in the community,” she said.

In the early 1940s Dulcie got her first job as a receptionist at the iconic Highfield Hotel on Murray Street, where she worked six days a week – taking home £3.17 per week.

Dulcie married the love of her life, John, in 1948 and the couple went on to share more than 70 years together.

Soon after tying the knot Dulcie and John opened a butchery on Moonah’s Central Avenue. On Fridays Dulcie would deliver products all across the northern suburbs and as far as Sandy Bay.

Dulcie was also a keen dancer, starting when she was just a child and continuing right through until her mid-80s.
“I started learning when I was 12 and attending dances from 16,” she said.

“I believe that is the main reason I still have good legs!

“I like to tell parents to get their kids into dancing and walking so when they are older they will have good legs like me.”

The proud mother to two sons, five grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren, Dulcie has resided in Moonah for the past 70 years.

She has been very active in the Moonah community – including spending many years as a member of the Moonah Lions Club and Moonah Navy Club – and says she couldn’t see herself living anywhere else.

“I have always loved Moonah,” she said.

“All the businesses you need to use are close by and we have beautiful views of the bay and the city.”

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