Gordon and Florence have lived in their Attadale home for more than 50 years, raising their three children and welcoming grandchildren and great-grandchildren into the family.
Gordon moved to WA at the beginning of World War I, when his anti-aircraft training saw him living at the Point Walter camp.
‘We used to train across the river and trudge up and down right past where our house is now,’ he said.
After the war, during which Gordon served on Rottnest Island and in Papua New Guinea, the Hulls were looking for a place to settle down with their growing family.
‘We looked at places north of the river, but we kept coming back to Attadale,’ Gordon said.
‘Never could I have imagined during my training in Bicton that I would end up living in this beautiful place.’
Between their memberships of the CWA and RSL, their social engagements, monthly trips to the casino and travelling, the Hulls are busier than many people half their ages.
Both Gordon and Florence love travelling. They just returned from a four-week trip, where they holidayed in Queensland and cruised to Noumea, and have had their Miami beach house for 54 years, where they love to entertain the family.
The Hulls will spend this Anzac Day, as usual, at Rottnest, where Gordon will lay a wreath during the Anzac service.