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Carol Moore in the early days. Photo supplied

As part of the first wave of new age settlers to call Main Arm home in the 1970s, Carol Moore was a founding member of Narada, the first multiple occupancy (MO) to be recognised by Byron Shire Council. Friend and founding Narada member Jan Praetz shared a partially built dwelling with Carol, which came to be known as the ‘bottom house.’

‘Carol always loved the bottom house and we all set about making it a home, planting a vege garden and fruit trees. I have happy memories of us all having lots of swims in the pool down behind the house.’

In 1973, Carol met the love of her life John Pierre and together they brought their son Moses into their lives in 1975.

‘John Pierre put his creative stamp on Bottom House with leadlight windows, his wonderful rock walls, sculptures and landscaping, while Carol enhanced this with her garden layouts and plantings,’ reminisced Jan.

Carol was a loving mother to Moses and grandmother to Oscar.

‘She was quite gregarious in nature and one of her most well-known sayings was “let it rip,” which was also her mantra in life,’ said her old friend Donny McCormack.

Environmentalist

‘Carol loved music and dance with a passion and whenever there was a gig, Carol would always be found on the dance floor rocking on. She had a great sense of humour, was an active environmentalist and anti-war campaigner and loved a good debate on any given subject.’

Carol died peacefully on October 17 after a long fight with cancer.


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