One of the Shoalhaven's most generous benefactors Warren Halloran AM, died aged 93 earlier this month.
The well-known large Shoalhaven landowner, realtor, collector and quiet philanthropist, late of Edgecliff and Pyree, passed away on January 3.
The husband of Maureen and son of Gwendoline and Henry F Halloran, he was the brother of Alan, Max, Harry, Laurence, Joy and Audrey.
Also a beloved uncle, god-father and colleague.
He established the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney in 2012, named in honour of his father, a pioneering surveyor, developer, engineer and town planner who established new settlements throughout coastal NSW, for example at Seaforth in Sydney, Avoca on the NSW Central Coast, Port Stephens on the North Coast and Jervis Bay on the South Coast.
Through his business activities, Mr Halloran was instrumental in extending and sustaining his father's legacy.
He was also very generous with his support of many organisations throughout the Shoalhaven, with a large amount of the internationally renowned Halloran Collection, a significant collection of naval, maritime and surveying objects, instruments and paintings, housed at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum at Huskisson.
The collection records the large-scale scientific changes and developments in mapping and exploration of both sea and land during the 18th and 19th centuries with particular reference to the east coast of NSW.
He has also donated 750 acres of land to the Scots College at Pyree, on what is known as the original Archgate farming area at Pyree.
The college's Bannockburn Campus has been established there, with the aim of allowing the school's 2000 students to experience life on the land.
Mr Halloran also owned the Reganville site across the road on the northern side of Culburra Road, where he constructed his house, a medieval castle and belltower.
A service to celebrate Mr Halloran's life was held at the Scots College Chapel, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, where he was a school 'Old Boy' on January 14.
In lieu of flowers, donations were accepted for the Shoalhaven Mayoral Relief Fund, care of Shoalhaven City Council.
A private cremation followed.