Tribute to Eric Hunter

by Dean Ashford
(Coffs Hbr)

My name is Dean and I worked at Kooljaman for three months this year. In this time I made many good friends with the locals but there was one bloke that I will never forget: ERIC HUNTER

Many of you may have gone on one of his tag along tours. Eric passed away a couple of months ago. I got to spend a lot of time with Eric fishing and diving and even had a beer or ten. He even bought my troopy off me after it went for a swim near Hunters Creek.

We will miss you, mate! I will be back up there to see your family soon.

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Dec 06, 2008
Thank you
by: Birgit

Thank you very much, Dean.
I did not know he had passed away. A sad loss indeed.
Thank you for this gesture of appreciation of a great bloke.

Jan 24, 2009
Eric Hunter
by: Jenny & Arthur Robb

I was saddened to read of the passing of Eric Hunter. I'm sure this is the Eric who took us for a tagalong tour in August last year when we were staying at Kooljaman. What a great guy with a cheeky sense of humour. I hope his family realise how well liked and respected he was. Our next trip to Kooljaman (the sooner the better - the place is magic) will not be quite the same without Eric to talk to.

Apr 01, 2009
Tribute to Eric
by: Rod Blitvich

What a rare gem of a bloke.
We hired his boat in 05 and shared a cuppa and a beer and a wine or 3 with Eric. He enthralled us with his stories.
Eric had a cheeky grin and a sparkle in his eye.
I had hoped to catch up with him in July (09) when we return to his country.

Oh - just remembered, I briefly mentioned him in an article I wrote:

Apr 18, 2009
Tribute to Eric
by: Rose

Hi Dean,

I also worked at Kooljaman for a couple of weeks. It was during the time the sad thing happened. I didn't know Eric that well (yet) but I know he was one of a kind! I would like to show my respect here, thanks

May 01, 2009
To My Uncle
by: Dwes

Hi All, I'm Dwes and I'm Eric's Nephew.... Word's can't dicribe the way we all feel, but one thing I can say is that Unlce Eric was a very Special person who will be saddly missed by all... I been read all the tributes to my uncle and it's seem we all have something in common, we new a man, who lived life without regret and he will be remembered as a fun gentleman with a cheeky sense of humour.....

For all future guest to Kooljaman, I would like to advise that the children (Stanley and Tara Hunter) have decided to keep the Tagalong Tour going in remembrance of their father (Unlce Eric) So please take a tour and learn the culture and history of the local Badi People and also the life of a great man (Uncle Eric).

May 01, 2009
Thank you, Dwes
by: Birgit

Hi Dwes,
I am sorry for the loss of your uncle.
Thank you so much for stopping by and letting us know about Stanley and Tara's decision. That's wonderful news. May his memory live on and inspire visitors for many years to come.

May 11, 2009
Never Will Be Forgotton
by: Anonymous

To my Dearest Uncle

I will never forget the time you came 2 hedland and i will never forget you love your neice.

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