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April 19, 2021

Vale Annie O’Halloran

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

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Annie O’Halloran.

Becky and Rory O’Halloran

If you lived in Byron in the nineties, the name Annie O’Halloran would have been familiar to you.

Annie was the driving force in creating a safe NYE community celebration leading up to the millennium 1999 NYE event. This model became best practice and was used throughout the country to help create positive community celebrations.

At the same time, Annie worked at Byron Hospital as a night-shift Emergency Room nurse. Many patients will remember her kind, professional way.

Annie was also instrumental in the creation of a ‘safe room’ at the hospital at the beginning of the ice epidemic and worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the new Byron Hospital and the detox unit at Lismore Base Hospital. She was a part of the Byron Town Centre Committee for many years and worked energetically for the betterment of the community.

On Tuesday May 21, Annie died peacefully at home with her loving family by her side

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  1. A true ‘community’ member … heart of gold with a sometimes iron fist !

    These are the people we are sadly missing in today’s Byron Shire.

    Travel well, Annie…

  2. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Annie at the beautiful old Byron Bay Hospital.
    Annie inspired us all , we were one big happy family in a beautiful community.

    Thank you Annie for your inspiration, and having our backs. ??? miss the good old days??

  3. Annie was a wonderful, committed and inspiring woman who genuinely cared about the Byron community and all folks that came her way.

    There was always a bright smile and an open heart that resonated from Annie. My love to her family she will be much missed as she truly represented everything that encapsulates the real meaning of “Community”.


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