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March 3, 1980: Leap day babies

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October 17, 2017

These five babies born at the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital will have only one birthday every four years because they were born on Friday February 29.

Mums are Mrs Margaret Dixon from Puckapunyal with daughter Sanita Jayne, Mrs Rhonda Maher from Kialla with her daughter Christey Maree, Mrs Ilka Clark of Tatura with her son Stephen James, Mrs Joan Patten of Stanhope with her daughter (as yet un-named), and Mrs Karen Kennedy of Shepparton with her son Ashley John.

Husbands in the back rows are (from left) Mr Rod Maher, Mr Rob Clark and Mr Kevyn Patten.

And older 

It is "Here's cheers" to Mr Laurie Raftery was born on February 29 (leap year) which means that although he is 56 he has had only 14 actual birthdays.

Flanking him in the front are Ron Ralph (left) and Ray Forrest (right).

At the rear from left are Jim Knight, Ray Godkin, Bob Hannon and Marty Cullen. 

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