|Real estate brochure 1996*|
One of the bests twists to the story is that Farmer Joe's parents actually placed the winning bid at the 1996 auction and signed a contract on the property. However, neither of them were able to sleep that night and they cancelled the purchase the next day.
|Real estate brochure 2009|
Farmer Joe has stuck the brochures inside the pantry door, to remind me of how far we've brought this little house so far...
*You'll notice that the name of the property is listed as Ronga. We researched the history and discovered that the original property name had been Chambers, after nearby Chamber's Well where travellers on the Gold Route once rested their horses. The name was changed to Ronga by later owners. Needless to say, we reinstated the original name.