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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
December 7, 2009
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia


Scotland Island long time resident, Tony Cullen, passed away at his Mum’s home early Thursday morning, December 3rd after a long period of illness.  His family were by his side and our thoughts are with them, particularly Jenny, Rosie, Adrian, Ishbel, his mother Shirley and the rest of the family who supported him throughout.
Tony and Jenny came to live on Scotland Island in 1987, after having visited friends and realising what a great place it would be to settle down and raise a family.  They became very active in Island affairs, with particular concern over all things environmental and historical. Tony delighted in Pittwater’s natural beauty, its gentle curving shores and slopes, bush and beaches. He spoke out on specific issues to raise community awareness.  He was very passionate about the environmental impact that an increased population creates, as well as the historical context of our land and community and had a wealth of knowledge to bring to any forum on these subjects.
He and his family made many journeys together, from wilderness areas within Australia to remote villages in India, treading lightly and living simply. Since 1981, the family has had a share in a community, Bundagen, just south of Coffs Harbour. Tony built a dwelling out of recycled materials, where the family have spent most of their holidays, enjoying the wonderful stretch of beach, friends and surrounding environment that has been protected from development as a result of the co-operative purchase of the land.  Tony’s final resting place will be amongst the trees in the Bundagen burial ground.

Tony loved the Australia Day cricket in Catherine Park and last year was awarded Man of the Match, here are some photos: 

Man of the Match
Man of the Match

Tony at the Ready
At the Ready
The Hit
The Hit

Please send light and healing to all his family.

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