John Michael Haynes was known to many Australian mediators. He travelled to this country on several occasions, presented seminars and workshops, produced training videos, and, together with that other doyenne of mediation Stephanie Charlesworth, produced a local version of his family mediation text, Haynes and Charlesworth, Family Mediation (Federation Press, 1996). Sadly John is no longer with us but he has left behind his books on mediation going back to 1981, memories of his training courses, and his vibrant videos characterised by his elegance of attire and language and compelling body language, particularly his hand motions.