On this day, 70 years ago, Eileen and Ernest 'Max' Kerrison were married in the Methodist church at Invermay.
Their wedding photos show a young couple in love, with Mrs Kerrison wearing an intricate dress by a local designer and holding a bouquet of white flowers, while Mr Kerrison looked dapper in his suit.
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Throughout the decades, innumerable changes and the trials and tribulations of life, their love story has remained an unwavering constant and an inspiration to those around them.
The couple met as children in Perth (Tasmania) - riding their bikes to Longford and going on adventures - before love blossomed as teenagers.
Another constant in the lives of the Kerrisons was the family home in Pleasant Street at Mowbray, where Mr and Mrs Kerrison lived for 50 years and raised their three children.
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"It was an honest upbringing," daughter Jan de Jong said.
"It was simple, but very happy. It's family and nothing else, they've taught me that family is the most important thing."
Since selling the family home, the Kerrisons now live in an aged care facility.
However, despite having a room each, the couple have moved the two single beds together so they don't have to spend a night apart.
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"Even couples have to have their own rooms," Mrs Kerrison said.
"But we just moved into one and use the other as a sitting room."
The rarity of their 70-year union has become apparent to family and friends who have struggled to find anniversary cards in the lead-up to their big day.
"They don't even make cards up to 70 years!" quipped Mrs Kerrison.
"Our granddaughter has had to design one."
The couple plans to celebrate with a long lunch at Longford.
"I started going with Eileen when I was 16 - I was 21 when I got married," Mr Kerrison said.
"And we've had a wonderful marriage together, we've been very, very lucky."
And his secret for a successful marriage?
"A man should do as he's told," he said.
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