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Roslyn Packer celebrates her 80th birthday with former daughter-in-law Erica

Australian philanthropist Roslyn Packer, 80, celebrated her birthday in style on Wednesday afternoon.

The widow of media mogul Kerry Packer was joined by around 200 guests at the Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra, Sydney.

She appeared in lively spirits while mingling with friends and family, including her former daughter-in-law Erica and TV personality Lisa Wilkinson.

Party: Roslyn Packer (left) celebrated her 80th birthday with 200 guests including her former daughter-in-law Erica (right) at the Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra, Sydney on Wednesday

Notably absent was her son James, whose recent personal problems have no doubt caused Roslyn a great deal of stress in the past 12 months.

Roslyn and Erica seemed to be getting along famously, with the former model still clearly enjoying a close relationship with the Packers.

She and James – who share three children, Indigo, Emmanuelle and Jackson – separated in 2013 after six years of marriage but remain friends.

Close bond: Roslyn and Erica seemed to be getting along famously, with the former model still clearly enjoying a close relationship with the Packers

Close bond: Roslyn and Erica seemed to be getting along famously, with the former model still clearly enjoying a close relationship with the Packers

Supportive: It would appear that Roslyn still views Erica like a daughter, as the two women were seen smiling and laughing together on the lawn

Supportive: It would appear that Roslyn still views Erica like a daughter, as the two women were seen smiling and laughing together on the lawn

Family ties: Erica and James - who share three children, Indigo, Emmanuelle and Jackson - separated in 2013 after six years of marriage but remain friends

Family ties: Erica and James - who share three children, Indigo, Emmanuelle and Jackson - separated in 2013 after six years of marriage but remain friends

Family ties: Erica and James – who share three children, Indigo, Emmanuelle and Jackson – separated in 2013 after six years of marriage but remain friends

Just stopping by! According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Erica had flown into the country from Los Angeles without her children especially for the party 

Just stopping by! According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Erica had flown into the country from Los Angeles without her children especially for the party 

It would appear that Roslyn still views Erica like a daughter, as the two women were seen smiling and laughing together on the lawn.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Erica had flown into the country from Los Angeles without her children especially for the party.

Meanwhile, Lisa Wilkinson’s appearance was reportedly brief as she was en route to Melbourne to fulfill her duties for Channel 10.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the party, which featured some of the most notable names in Sydney’s scene, began in the restaurant’s garden before moving inside for lunch.

Chiswick is owned by celebrity chef Matt Moran.

Familiar face: Lisa Wilkinson's appearance at the party was reportedly brief as she was en route to Melbourne to fulfill her duties for Channel 10's The Project

Familiar face: Lisa Wilkinson’s appearance at the party was reportedly brief as she was en route to Melbourne to fulfill her duties for Channel 10’s The Project

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