The Age, Mon 10 Jun 1974, p4

Scientology wedding in Caulfield

A Perth couple, Mr. Vernon Cornelius, a 54-year-old communications inspector in the WA Railways, and Miss Daphne Smith, a 48-year-old secretary, married at the Church of Scientology chapel in Inkerman Road, North Caulfield, on Saturday.

It was the first Scientology wedding in Victoria - where Scientology was banned in 1965.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Michael Graham, the 31-year-old Australian president of the church, which was recognised under the Commonwealth Marriage Act in February last year.

The Victorian president of the church (Rev. Ian Tampion) said the wedding was "another big step in establishing our religious bona fides in Victoria."