Five generations of family gather to celebrate Pheasants Nest woman's birthday

FIVE GENERATIONS: Pheasants Nest's Kathleen Toulson celebrates her 93rd birthday with great-great grandchildren Sailor (back left, three) and Ava-Grace Walsh (six), great granddaughter Elly Pike, grandson Jason Pike and daughter Jane Pike. Picture: Joshua Bartlett
FIVE GENERATIONS: Pheasants Nest's Kathleen Toulson celebrates her 93rd birthday with great-great grandchildren Sailor (back left, three) and Ava-Grace Walsh (six), great granddaughter Elly Pike, grandson Jason Pike and daughter Jane Pike. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

One very special woman was celebrated in Pheasants Nest on Saturday.

Five generations of family members came from all over Australia to toast Kathleen Toulson on her 93rd birthday.

Ms Toulson was surrounded by loved ones who travelled from as far as Tasmania and Queensland for the occasion.

It was a huge get-together. Mrs Toulson has seven children, 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Close to 40 family members attended on Saturday and the youngest present was four months old.

Mrs Toulson said it was a "very special" day for her family.

"It's lovely, the best birthday present," she said.

"We've never had everyone together in one place."

Mrs Toulson was born in Huddersfield, England, on July 13, 1926.

She moved to Peebles in Scotland during her childhood years and then spent time in Devonshire, England.

Mrs Toulson made a permanent move to Australia in 1958 and never left. She has lived in Pheasants Nest for the past 20 years.

Mrs Toulson said she loved "living in the country" and her passions included bingo, her friendship group and telling a joke.

"I like to make people laugh," she said.

"If you don't have a sense of humour, you won't live as long as me."

Her grandson Jason Pike said Mrs Toulson was an "inspirational woman" and the "top of our family heirarchy".

"She even dressed as the Queen for her 90th brithday," he said.

Mr Pike said Mrs Toulson had an incredible sense of humour.

"She is so full of life and always brings a smile to your face."