I decided this morning to take a look at NEETA HOMES online. My father worked for them for many years and thought the owner, Russell G. to be a close friend. In the end, Bankruptcy came to Neeta and, as far as I understand it, my Dad lost out by thousands of dollars which he could very well have done with in his last years.
I have before me a weekend at home, out of town, alone without vehicle and plenty of time to let my mind idly wander. It wandered into the World of Neeta Homes.
They seem to still exist which is not what I thought. http://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/carwoola/neeta-homes-13052183-listing.html
This is my father’s diary entry :
This diary started 23 March 2002 Saturday from 1982 diary donated by Russell Green who BS (BRUCE SANDERS) worked for from 1967 to 1992 for NEETA HOMES and war diaries , notes , memories.
Russell Green owes B.S. $11567.
1992 to 1999 for IMPALA HOMES.
Ah. Seems the Company divided itself in some manner.
I was a young adult through this time( and then not so young ) and haven’t been quite au fait with the details.
So Dad worked for Neeta from 1967-1992. Then he worked for Imapala which seems to be a rose by any other name is still a rose.
- NEETA is mentioned in the Campbelltown Site with reference to MINTO.
- 1982 IN SMH
- In 1986.
I think some of these pondering were triggered by our Southern Trip which took me through the Western Suburbs where dad built and to which I rarely if ever went. Izzy’s family home is in Yennora and on the way there we passed through Neeta Suburbs and I noticed a shopping centre actually called NEETA CITY.
Neeta City Shopping Centre is located on the corner of Nelson Street and Smart Street Fairfield and is only 30 kilometers from the heart of Sydney. . The shopping centre can be easily accessed from The Horsley Drive.
THE SUBURB OF WOODBINE.
- At Woodbine’s southern fringe, off Badgally Road, a host of new streets were also created in housing estates opened up by Neeta Homes and Defence Service Homes in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
1977 IN MELBOURNE
That seems to be about all I can find on this first search. It still troubles me that the NEETA ending was a sad one. The money would have helped but the breach of trust had a worse effect on my father who was profoundly honest and trustworthy.
IMPALA also seems to still exist. I shall think more about this one.