At the time, each Councillor had to sign a personal guarantee with the bank to repay the loan if Council defaulted. Continue reading Councillors had to guarantee to repay loan if Council defaulted: times were tough 110 years ago.
Bruce King’s Una Voce Tourist Resort at Lower Portland was one of the most renowned guest houses on the Hawkesbury River from the 1920s right through to the 1960s. King purchased the property from George Gosper in about 1915, and in 1947 King comments that he ‘bought property on the Hawkesbury at Lower Portland over thirty years ago’ and it is recorded ‘that Mr George Gosper has sold his property, the buyer being Mr Bruce King of Ashfield’. Photo of Bruce King’s Una Voce launch c1930s, courtesy of Juniors on Hawkesbury Resort at Lower Portland. Ted Lawler, a former licensee … Continue reading One Voice on the Hawkesbury: Una Voce at Lower Portland