Salt Ash resident Bill Howard has passed away after a short illness FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Williamtown, Salt Ash by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 5, 2019 Bill at Tanilba Shores. LONG time Salt Ash resident Bill Howard has passed away after a short illness. He spent his final years at an aged care facility at Wahroonga, Sydney. He was in his eighties. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Bill started his working life as a maths teacher in the western town of Binnaway. After city appointments he rose through the ranks to become a teachers’ college and university lecturer. He also served in the CMF attaining the rank of captain. He had a passion for history and was one of the key contributors to the publication of ‘A History of the Tilligerry Peninsula’ – an authoritative work which went to a second edition selling some 1100 copies. It is about to be updated with a third imprint. Tragedy struck in 2013 when his home burned to the ground in a bushfire. He had been working at the time on a history of the WW2 Pacific Campaign which was lost in the blaze. Bill was relocated to Tanilba Shores Retirement Village with the support of family and friends. He used to tell the story of a young cousin who would come to their Sydney home to watch the election results on TV. His name was John and he went on to be prime minister of Australia. After the bushfire and his home ablaze at Salt Ash.