First Appearance: Episode 731 (1986)
Last Appearance: Episode 971 (1987)
Known Family: Mother - Ruby Hawkins; Father -
Peter Elliot; Aunt - Maisie
Girlfriend and fianceé - Debbie Halliday;
Brief fling with Ginny Doyle
Craig turns up in Sydney, looking for his mother,
Ruby Hawkins, who gave him up when he was a baby - and
who is the exact double of Beryl Palmer. Initial misunderstandings
are resolved and Craig accepts that Beryl isn't Ruby.
Beryl subsequently helps Craig track Ruby down. When they
find her, she doesn't want to know Craig - but she relents,
only to then use him to obtain money.
Craig hasn't known Ruby long when she's murdered. He
finds himself framed for her death - but by enlisting
Beryl to dress up as Ruby, he tricks the real murderer
- Colin Hopkins - into confessing.
When Craig spots flower-delivery girl, Debbie Halliday,
walking past him one day, he is immediately smitten. He
chases after her and asks her out. Their relationship
develops - and survives Craig's jealousy when he thinks
Debbie shows interest in various other guys, including
Andy Green - and it also survives a brief fling between
Craig and Ginny Doyle - and Craig asks Debbie to marry
him. She says yes!
Having lost his real mother, Craig decides to track down
his real father. Sadly, Peter Elliot doesn't want to know
Craig, so Craig consoles himself knowing that he has lots
of friends, a gorgeous fiancée and a new family
in Beryl and her second husband, Gordon Hamilton.