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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Newspaper articles of interest

The Nepean Times newspaper - dated 28.10.1933 - carried the following advertisement for "Bon Accord" Golf Club & Guest House, Springwood:

"The Management of the above is prepared to buy for cash suckling pigs, sows, boars, calves, poultry, vegeables etc. at current market prices.  Ring Springwood 37 or 10. J. McIntosh Proprietor."

* The newspaper article is valueable for several reasons because it suggests the status of the clientelle who came to stay at the guest house during the economic downturn of the 1930s, and that despite the hard times being experienced by the working class, the upper classes still had considerable purchasing power. It also dates the period when the McIntosh family leased the property from the Dawsons.

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