The Australian, 15 Jan 1974, p3

Church has its first wedding

THE FIRST scientology wedding in Australia was performed yesterday in Perth.

The Reverend Michael Graham, the president of the Church of the New Faith (Scientology) in Australia, married Mr Gary Clark and Miss Ruth Roots, both of Exmouth, WA.

Mr Clark has been a scientologist for 14 years and Mrs Clark for three. The wedding follows the acceptance of the church as a "recognised denomination" by the Federal Government in February last year.