Christine lived in remote areas of Australia and was educated by correspondence until nine years of age. She moved to Melbourne at 19, falling in love with the historical buildings, sights and experiences.

A thirst for knowledge has seen her travel to many countries around the world. She has two grown boys who share her love of animals and books. “I believe it is my responsibility to help ensure and fair, safe and happy future for those coming behind me and those who have gone before me and need support,’’ Christine said.