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Evie in no rush to take title as population hits 25 million!

By Tammy Laval
Evie Margaret Allan, with mum Vanessa Allan, was born at 1.47am on Wednesday, August 8, coming very close to being the 25 millionth Australian.

We are super excited to announce the arrival of baby Evie Allan, to our Ray White Family. Whilst she doesn’t appear to have taken out the title of $25M Australian, the newest arrival still makes a special entrance to the world by being born on the superstitious day of 08.08.18.

Congratulations Michael & Vanessa, we are excited you have joined our unofficial ‘baby boom’ taking place in our office.

Evie’s article appearance in our local newspaper the Daily Mercury:

WHILE cities and towns across the country clamoured to lay claim to the 25 millionth Australian, one of Mackay’s newest arrivals was in no rush.

Baby Evie Allan had to be induced at Mackay Base Hospital early Wednesday morning. Evie was born to Bucasia’s Vanessa and Michael Allan at 1.47am – several hours after the Australian population was expected to pass 25 million about 11pm.

It’s not known who is officially the 25 millionth Australian, but commentators previously said the resident would probably be a female Chinese student or worker of a young age.

Property manager Mrs Allan conceded it’s quite unlikely Evie, who weighed 3220 grams at birth and is a sister to Jace, 3, is the milestone resident, but she was anything but disappointed.

“It didn’t go as well as I had thought, things went a little bit pear shaped, but she’s here now, so that’s the main thing,” she said.

“My husband came in last night, when stuff started getting serious, and told me about the 25 million thing over the radio. I thought ‘hey, maybe Evie will get it’ but it wasn’t to be.

“It would’ve been awesome if she was, but oh well, 25,000,001 or so is pretty close.”

Mrs Allan said she and Evie were expected to be out of hospital by Saturday.

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