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584 CANTERBURY ROAD HURLSTONE PARK SYDNEY

HOME OF J.G. SANDERS AND FAMILY.

That’s where I spent my babyhood before father Bruce Sanders, built 27 Paxton Avenue Belmore.

Just been sent a Domain Link with the property for sale on 2010.

Here are some images.

20 584 new canterbury road 1925-30 584 canterbury road

BACK THEN

2010

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That’s her as she is today according to Domain.

NEETA HOMES ON A SATURDAY MORNING

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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.

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FRIENDS REUNITED

CAMBRIDGE PARK

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2641146/Cite

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.

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GENTLEMEN OF THE NORTH

I have begun work on my father’s war diaries and letters.

BRUCE SANDERS.

2/3 PIONEER BATTALION 2 AIF: A SOLDIER’S LETTERS HOME

Last week, 7 July 2009, Noel MacDougall passed away at the age of 92. This week, I was contacted by his daughter-in-law, Robyn and thought I would pass on this little note on one of the characters of the North Coast New England.

My father-in law Noel Eldershaw MacDougall passed away on 7th July at the age of 92.  He fought bravely with the 2/3 Pioneer Battalion after enlisting in Armidale with the Light Horse with Mr Peter Tindal, Mr Brian Hughes, Mr Mac McKenzie and Mr. Fitzgerald all of Grafton and was later transferred to Cowra.  These men remained closest friends all their lives.
Mr MacDougall lived at "Marengo Ebor", the property held by his family for over a century. He was a wonderful stockman and a gentleman – true legend in the area.  No one knew the Chalundi bush like he did. He loved his land, his cattle and his horses (both work horses and racehorses) but unfortunately had to live in the Dorrigo Community Health Centre for the last years of his life. He was well looked after there but he always yearned for his bush and his dogs. 
A funeral will be held at the Anglican Cathedral in Grafton at 10am Tuesday July 21st.

MONDAY OF A LONG WEEKEND

CONDITION 56 COLDSTREAM STREET ULMARRA 040
Our kitchen table has come all the way from a PADDINGTON secondhand shop in Brisbane through to RED HILL, AUCHENFLOWER, BILAMBIL and now to ULMARRA. The fuel stove which was on the realestate.com.au website had vanished by the time we moved in and we are left with a filthy hearth.

The house in Ulmarra is dilapidated. It belongs to the RTA. The ROADS AND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY of NSW. That’s a Government Department. As we hear the story, this house and one beside it, as well perhaps as another which has now been demolished, were purchased with the view of an ULMARRA BYPASS being put through here.  No consideration of heritage or history or homelessness. Now this one has been unloved longtime and the one beside is to be condemned and destroyed. It seems the Bypass isn’t even to pass through here.

As for our house, there is work to be done and tenderness to be shown. Lawns to be mown following the inundation. A smell seeps up through the grass and mud. 

FIRST DAY OUT 008  

POSTCARD FROM HOME

card42-picI am  updating the site of my father’s war letters from WWII. This involves Floppy Discs and Publisher and other outdated methods of storage. Most of Dad’s documents and diaries etc  was sent to the AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL  after I had recorded substantial  sections of it on what was then cutting edge Floppies and programs. This morning I located this postcard. I now have most of the basic data on CD or Online and am faced with the arranging it in readable order. 

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