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OBITUARY: Annette Rees, Congewai wildlife warrior, 1954-2021 | The Advertiser – Cessnock

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CARING: Well-known Congewai resident Annette Rees, a life member of Hunter Wildlife Rescue, passed away suddenly in January.

Congewai resident Annette Rees has been remembered as a wildlife warrior, a friendly face at the local pharmacy and post office, a keen historian and the linchpin of her family.

The Hunter Wildlife Rescue life member and long-serving West Cessnock Post Office manager passed away suddenly on January 9, the day before her 67th birthday.

Annette was the daughter of Sheila and Ted Cook; an older sister to Gary. She began her life on the farm in Congewai, before the family moved into Bellbird in 1959.

She developed an interest in native wildlife at a very young age, giving her brother the nickname ‘Joey’ after…



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