Back to beginning for 50th anniversary

FAMILY: Phillip, Nikki, Maddi, Georgie, Julie, Brady and Mark Tucker joined Barry and Robyn, with youngest grandchild Tiana at The Oriana for their 50th wedding anniversary. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
FAMILY: Phillip, Nikki, Maddi, Georgie, Julie, Brady and Mark Tucker joined Barry and Robyn, with youngest grandchild Tiana at The Oriana for their 50th wedding anniversary. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Fifty years ago Robyn and Barry Tucker spent their wedding night at The Oriana motel and for their anniversary they returned and brought their two sons and grandchildren with them.

The couple were married at Cowra and stayed at The Oriana, which was only two years old, while on their way to the Gold Coast for their honeymoon.

The couple went on to have sons Phillip and Mark and spent their marriage living in the Cowra area.

Mr Tucker has also spent the past 30 years fighting off skin cancers that he believed stemmed from when he was called up to fight in the first intake for the Vietnam war before they were married.

"I came home in 1967 and someone mentioned Robyn's name and we've been together ever since," he said.

RETURN: Barry and Robyn Tucker returned to The Oriana, where they spent their first night of marriage, for their 50th anniversary. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

RETURN: Barry and Robyn Tucker returned to The Oriana, where they spent their first night of marriage, for their 50th anniversary. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

HAPPILY MARRIED: Barry and Robyn Tucker were married in Cowra before spending a night in Orange on their way to the Gold Coast.

HAPPILY MARRIED: Barry and Robyn Tucker were married in Cowra before spending a night in Orange on their way to the Gold Coast.