Happy birthday Amina

Much-loved Melburnian Amina Ajayoglu recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.

Born in a small Russian village, Amina spent many years travelling through Europe trying to escape the war, before migrating to Australia in 1950.

Here, Amina raised six children and ran a milk bar for more than 30 years. She is now a grandmother and great grandmother and enjoys an active life among family and friends.

A lover of reading, writing, poetry and history, Amina has attended an activity group now located at Kathleen Syme for more than 15 years.

The group was delighted to honour her birthday with cake, handmade decorations and a special poetry reading.

The historic Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre features books in numerous languages, a recording studio, social enterprise cafe, community activity spaces and much more.