The secret to a long and successful marriage varies according to one Highlands couple that has reached platinum status.
Max and Phyllis Parker celebrate 70 years of wedded bliss on March 25.
Both were a little uncertain about the key to their marital success but offered some important suggestions.
Phyllis said she felt it came from always being busy, working hard when they had a dairy and raising the children.
Meanwhile, Max cheekily jested "I suppose it is just putting up with things and always doing what I'm told."
Donald Maxwell Parker and Phyllis May Parker (nee Watman) met at North Yarrunga, which is on the road to Fitzroy Falls, where they would attend dance or card nights.
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Max lived on the farm, Glenleigh near Moss Vale, where the couple still lives today, and Phyllis haled from Burrawang.
They were married at St Johns Anglican Church in Moss Vale on March 25, 1950.
The couple had four children - Owen, Colin, Beverley and Stuart. (Three of those children were married in the same church as their parents.)
They also have eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Max, 95, and and Phyllis, 91, were expected to celebrate the platinum occasion with a party with family and friends, but this has been delayed until later in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The delayed celebration will be a great opportunity for the family to re-unite with children and grandchildren spread far and wide including Young, Toowoomba, Moss Vale, Hong Kong, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Wollongong.