Australia's oldest man Alfred Date dies aged 110

Nicholas McCallum

Australia's oldest man Alfred Date has died on the NSW Central Coast, aged 110.

Mr Date died at his home in a retirement village in Umina on Monday.

Alfred Date in 2015 (left) and 21-year-old Alfred his first wife Muriel on their wedding day in 1926.

The humble Mr Date said in an interview in early 2015 people were always making the best of his good nature, but he did not mind at all.

"The girls who used to work for me, they'll tell you I'm a sucker. I can't say no," Mr Dat said.

Some of the little penguin vests donated to the Penguin Foundation. Source: Supplied

"It's a good way of getting along in life. You make friends all the time but you don't make a fool of yourself either."

Born in North London in 1905, the supercentenarian gained global fame in the final years of his life when the world learnt of his knitting, which he used to help humans and animals.

A penguin jumper similar to the one Mr Date knitted.

Mr Date also knitted a number of jumpers for Australia's Penguin Foundation, which they added to the stockpile of knitwear they can use for penguins that might get caught in an oil slick.

A service for Mr Date will be held at Green Point on Tuesday for family and friends and conducted by his oldest son Robert, an Anglican Minister.