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Saturday's Newspaper Snippet: Cottage for Sale

In order to finalise the estate of my 4th Great Aunt Tamar Twemlow nee Guymer an auction was arranged to dispose of a cottage that she had in Victoria Parade, Goulburn.  Another post of mine involving Tamar can be found here.


Source:Advertising (1925, April 18). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 6 (EVENING). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102753055

Transcript:

AUCTIONEERS' ADVERTISEMENTS
PROPERTY SALE
FRIDAY, 1ST MAY, 1924,
At 3 p.m. sharp.

R.D. GRAY AND SONS
Will sell by auction,
At Their Rooms, 370 Auburn-street,

THE FOLLOWING TOWN PROPERTIES:

1. PROPERTY NOW OCCUPIED BY A. LANSDOWNE AND SON as Florist's Shop and Residence, situated in Auburn-street, having frontage 24ft, 6in. and depth 330ft., lane at rear.  The buildings are substantial and well built of brick ; six rooms, lobby, bathroom, and large balcony upstairs ; two rooms, kitchen, large shop with double windows, hall, with independent entrance off Auburn-street, laundry, etc., downstairs; also sheds, etc., electric light connected.  It is situated in one of the best business positions in the city, and this is the chance of a lifetime to secure a good up-to-date shop.  This property is on the market to settle up the estate.
2. Account Mr. F. Proctor; VACANT LAND IN OPAL ST., frontage 55ft., depth 132.; paling fenced and is a choice building block.
3. Under instructions from Exec. Estate of the late Mrs. Tamar Twemlow ; W.B. COTTAGE IN VICTORIA PARADE, containing four rooms and kitchen and all other necessary conveniences; land, 44 x 99. Will be sold very cheaply, and a small deposit is all that is necessary to purchase it.  This property is being sold to finalise the estate.
4. VACANT LAND IN SHEPHERD-STREET, having frontage of 49ft. by depth 230ft. An ideal building site ; new cottages being erected all round it; and this land will be sold very cheaply.

TERMS arranged on all these properties.  Inspection at any time, and fuller particulars from the auctioneers.

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  1. I love that it reads "electric light connected".. brings back memories, though I'm nowhere near that old. We didn't have electricity at first when we moved into the small house I grew up in... I used to love our hurricane lamps and candles..and it took some time to get used to flicking a switch as all my friends had always done.

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    1. I love when posts can evoke memories like yours, thank you for sharing!

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