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The 100 Project

Required Questions

  • What is your name?
  • How old are you?
  • When were you born?
  • In what city and country were you born?
  • If you weren’t born in Australia, when did you arrive and how did you get here?
  • Tell us about your parents? Where did they live, what work did they do, and what were they like?

Additional Question Ideas

  • Can you tell us any stories that your grandparents or great grandparents told you?
  • What is the name of your favourite pet, what were they, and describe their personality?
  • What is your favourite meal of all time?
  • Do you have a favourite proverb, saying or expression? And why is it important?
  • Have you barracked or played for any sports team? If so, describe the greatest moment and how you felt?
  • Tell us about your earliest memories? How old were you and what was the memory?
  • What school did you go to, where was it, and what was it like?
  • What was your main job? Tell us about it.
  • Who was your greatest love? How did you meet them and what was special about your relationship?
  • Do you know the secret to a happy relationship?
  • What is the secret to longevity?
  • Do you have a favourite line from a religious or philosophical text? Can you quote it, tell us where it comes from and why you like it?
  • How was your family affected by the Great Depression?
  • Tell us about what you were doing during the Second World War? Can you share a memory from that time?
  • What were the most important inventions in your life-time? How did it change your life or others around you?
  • Have you ever met a famous person? Who were they, how did you meet them and what happened?
  • Tell us about your first kiss.
  • Do you have a favourite and least favourite politician? And why?
  • If you have a photo or two taken at a memorable time in your life, could you please hold them up for the camera (one at a time) and tell us about them – when, where and what was happening – and what were you feeling at the time?
  • What is your favourite song/music from the last 100 years? Why is it your favourite? Can you sing or hum a bit of it?
  • If you like telling jokes, would you like to tell us one?
  • Tell us about a couple of important moments that changed your life?
  • Have you ever been discriminated against based on your race, gender or sexuality? If so, can you tell us about it.
  • Do you feel the world is in a better place now than when you were born?
  • Are you an optimist or pessimist about the future of the world? Why?
  • Do you have any advice to pass on to young people now?
  • Are there any family secrets you can share with us now?
  • Attitudes to sex have changed over the last 100 years. Do you have an opinion on that?
  • What gives you joy in life?
  • What was the saddest time in your life? Tell us about it.
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • Is there anything else that you would like to talk about?

And finally, please shoot some additional video of the 100-year-old doing something they enjoy doing. This can be filmed anywhere and the video can be hand held.

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