RESPECTED GOMEROI ELDER “AUNTY PEARL” TRINDALL FAREWELLED IN TAMWORTH

A highly respected member of Tamworth’s Gomeroi community was farewelled today, in an intimate memorial service.

“Aunty Pearl” Trindall played an instrumental role in the establishment of the city’s Birrilee Preschool.

She was also a key player in the development of the Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service.

The 92-year-old passed away peacefully last week.

Her life was celebrated with a traditional smoking ritual and musical dedications from family and friends.

*We advice the attached footage may contain images of people who have died. 

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.