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Nair Lisboa Carneiro de Mendonça
Cristina's grandmother with her aunt Maria Helena on the right and her blonde mother Heloisa on the left.
Cristinas first communion at Sacré Cœur de Jesus when she was 11 years old.
Her paternal grandparents, Senator Georgino Avelino, grandmother Maria Giovanna Magherita, her father Pedro, uncle George, aunt Georgina, cousin Paula, godmother Soninha and brother Pedrinho.
Pedro Avelino in Paraty
Poet, art collector, Marchand.
Heloisa and Finn Venger Borgersen
Cristina's mother and her Norwegian banker stepfather.
Thomas Hugh Eastwood
Cristina was his wife and muse.
Tom Eastwood was educated at Eaton and Trinity College Cambridge.
During World War II he was aide-de-camp to his father who was the Governor of Gibraltar.
A classical composer, he was inspired by Brazilian folk music and iconic heroes like the cangaçeiros, Lampião and Maria Bonita , Antonio Conselheiro (a religious mystic) and Chico Mendes, the Rubber tapper from the Amazon.
Thomas' opera 'The Beach of Aurora' was commissioned by the Earl of Harewood for The English National Opera.
The British composer Dame Ethel Smyth was his great aunt.
Mabel Vívian Prideaux, Cristina's mother-in-law.
Major General Sir Ralph Eastwood
Major General Sir Ralph Eastwood.
Sir Thomas Ralph Eastwood
Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 1938/39.
Governor of Gibraltar 1944/47.
Old Etonian who received the Victoria Cross. His regiment was The Rifle Brigade.
Lady Eastwood and Thomas
Lady Eastwood and Thomas Eastwood photographed in the 1930's.
Lady Eastwood at Irongate House
Lady Eastwood with her son Tom, Cristina and granddaughter Vivian Aurora.
In the Farm Reading Room we see a genealogy book on the history of the Carneiro de Mendonça family. This was written by Cristina's cousin Priscilla.