Kwinana pioneer enjoys a special day

Kitty with about just half of her large family at the party.Kitty Iriks and her granddaughter Michelle.
Kwinana pioneer enjoys a special day
Kitty with about just half of her large family at the party.Kitty Iriks and her granddaughter Michelle.

KWINANA pioneer Kitty Iriks celebrated her 90th birthday with her family at a local park in Calista this month.

She moved to Kwinana in 1953 with her late husband Mat and four children. They settled in Kwinana as the first non-British family and quickly involved themselves in the community.

Their family grew to 10 children, 42 grandchildren and 68 great-grandchildren.

Only about half of her family could attend because many are spread throughout Australia.