In this snap at their 1951 wedding at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Bay Street, Brighton: Bob Bishop, Lesley Carwford, John Cromwell (the bridegroom), Sally da Silva (the bride), Joao Luis da Silva, Joan Rowland, Lloyd Cromwell.

“They were introduced by Auntie Vic Shaughnessy who lived in Mypo[longa, a Murray River irrigation settlement in South Australia, where John’s family had a farm],” writes my father. “The Shaughnesseys ran the local school and had become friends of John’s parents, Hilda and Victor.”