Elsie Davidson becomes the 50th great-grandchild for Moira Mace

FOUR GENERATIONS: Moira Mace, Christine Parks, Narelle Davidson and baby Elsie Davidson, who became Mrs Mace's 50th great-grandchild when she was born at St John of God Bendigo hospital earlier this month.
FOUR GENERATIONS: Moira Mace, Christine Parks, Narelle Davidson and baby Elsie Davidson, who became Mrs Mace's 50th great-grandchild when she was born at St John of God Bendigo hospital earlier this month.

Baby Elsie Davidson’s arrival into the world this month marked a significant milestone for her family: she became the 50th great-grandchild for Moira Mace.

“Really, I feel blessed I have so many, and they give me great enjoyment,” Mrs Mace said.

 “They’re all different, but all so lovely.”

Elsie’s mother Narelle has named her newborn daughter, born on July 4, in Mrs Mace’s honour, giving her Moira as her middle name.

Mrs Davidson said Moira was a name she wanted to use anyway, but it seemed fitting this time.

Despite having 50 great-grandchildren aged between two weeks and 21 years old, Mrs Mace had no trouble keeping track of names – but she said the calendar came in handy for birthdays.

Mrs Mace also has 10 children and 30 grandchildren.

Mrs Mace’s daughter and Mrs Davidson’s mother, Christine Parks, said she loved being part of such a large family.

“You know it doesn’t matter what’s going on, you have someone to call on,” Mrs Parks said.