Her passion for the entertainment industry influenced her children's career paths.
Her daughter Anna is an actor who first appeared as Nell in Seven Little Australians, her son, Frank, is a focus puller and worked on Mission: Impossible II and The Thin Red Line, and her daughter Janette is a former film location caterer.
Cundall had a poverty-stricken but not unhappy childhood. He took time when he could to visit gardens, especially after the war.
In 1946 he inadvertently strayed in Yugoslavia, was arrested as a spy and thrown into a lice-infested cell for six months.
His government borrowed .5 billion to protect the savings of South Australians.
Her late husband, Denny, was a professional pianist. "How can they reward someone for doing something she loves doing? I love working with people." Two South Australian premiers who resigned in ignominy are feted in today's honours list.
The former Labor premier John Bannon and the former Liberal premier John Olsen have been appointed Officers (AO) in the Order of Australia for services to parliament and politics.
"It is an appreciation from the community rather than just a sporting community.
And it's perhaps a recognition of efforts off the park as much as on the park in terms of trying to help the game go forward." Tobin played in a record 87 international matches.