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Alan Hodgson ASIS HonFRPS on 19 October, 2021 at 8:40pm

Although we only met by correspondence and the inevitable latter-day Zoom I felt like a fellow traveller with kinship borne of a collective journey through photography. His work is his legacy, and a gift to those that follow.
Bollington UK

Phoebe Melvin on 14 October, 2021 at 6:58am

We will never forget you Grandpa xx

Helen and Joe Breitenfeld on 11 October, 2021 at 8:52pm

To Dear Marjorie and Family we send you our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Max.
Max was the best neighbor one could wish for, always respectful and a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed by us.
David the send off for your father was beautiful
All our love Helen, Joe and family Breitenfeld.

Becky Eastburn on 11 October, 2021 at 7:15pm

I've met Max and various times in my life, notably the first time when he and Marje took me on a coastal exploration, camera in hand. How delighted I was to hear during the tributes that I had experienced in some minor way, a passion of his that linked him to so many important people in his life. I seem to remember that this adventure also offered my first taste of gluten free cake, and Phoebe wasn't even there!

Of course our families have been linked now for several decades and Sam and I treasure that connection that started all those years ago with Max and Johnny.

We found this picture of us all together from our trip in 2014 which made us smile.

With lots of love to you all, Becky, Sam & Nelly

Ian Rogers on 11 October, 2021 at 2:07pm

The first time I met Max was in 2006, when helping Mardi and David by minding reception at the 'old clinic' at 1222 Toorak Road - they were having a weekend off - and thus my presence there. Max dropped by, and found me at the front-desk, translating an Old Norse saga, in between seeing clients in and out. We sat and talked about grammar and its various oddities, and how echoes of the medieval world still rang in these later times.

Max was one of those rare people you immediately take to; his interest in my studies was so obviously genuine; and his own hoard of knowledge in this area so interesting, that it made that first meeting such a pleasure. It is with real regret that I did not get to meet him on more than a handful of occasions.

A genuine and thorough-going gentleman, whose intellect, decency and humanity shone like a bright and burning light. The world has dimmed with his passing.

Our love and condolences to the Melvin family.

Ian Rogers & Jenny Pemberton.

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