Vale: Peter Cundall
Retired TV presenter best known for Gardening Australia, has died.
Retired TV presenter Peter Cundall, best known for Gardening Australia, has died aged 94.
He passed away peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.
“On Sunday 5th of December 2021, Peter Cundall passed away peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by his family,” his family said in a statement.
“Peter’s privacy, and the privacy of his family, is to be respected during this very sad time.
“Peter’s family does not wish to be contacted.
“While he was loved by many, as per Peter’s wishes, there will be a private cremation and no memorial services will be held.”
Cundall began working in television in 1969. Prior to that he hosted a gardening talk back program on a Launceston radio station, answering gardening questions on radio talkback from the late 1960s until 2018.
Cundall spent 39 years at ABC, hosting Gardening Australia from 1990 to 2008.
An active environmentalist, in 2009 he was arrested outside Tasmania’s Parliament House during a protest over the Gunns pulp mill. He was named Tasmania’s Australian of the Year winner in the same year.
The family requested no images of Mr Cundall be published with the announcement of his death.
Just heard that Peter Cundall has passed away.Called back to the earth he loved and nurtured for a lifetime on World Soils Day. Your service & love of nature will continue to shine & be spread like seeds in the wind by those you’ve inspired for generations.May his memory Eternal https://t.co/912rjkngWe
— Costa Georgiadis (@CostasGarden) December 5, 2021