Mayor pays tribute to Cabonne tourism champion

Published on 09 January 2019

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Cabonne Mayor Kevin Beatty has paid tribute to Tony Moody, a long standing member of the Council’s Tourism Advisory Committee, who died on the weekend.

“Tony’s outstanding contribution to tourism in Cabonne and the Orange region will be sorely missed and on behalf of the Council, I pass on my condolences to his family,” the Mayor said.

Mr Moody, the principal of Moody’s Wines at Emu Swamp, passed away on Saturday at the age of 75.

“Tony had a long and distinguished career as an economist with the NSW Department of Primary Industry, but he was passionate about winemaking and tourism,” Cr Beatty said.

Mr Moody worked hard to advance the Orange wine region and was instrumental in the implementation of the wine region signage project.

“He was an insightful and much-admired member of Cabonne’s Tourism Advisory Committee for more than 10 years and I’m sure all those who worked with Tony over his many years on that committee will be extremely saddened by his death,” Cr Beatty said.

In addition to his work with the Department of Primary Industry and Moody’s Wines, Mr Moody was a volunteer teacher at Spring Hill and Manildra Public Schools.

He is survived by his sons Andrew and Robert. His funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Byng Street, Orange on Friday 11 January 2019 at 1.30pm.