Warner Estate – 1915

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In 1903 Albert Hamlyn Warner bought 12,000 acres to the north and east of the Wyong township and subdivided the land into small farms, weekend blocks and shop sites.

The Warner Estate, property prospectus, published by Albert and Leslie Warner in 1915, advertised blocks highly suitable for productive farming as well as weekend river and lake-front blocks at very reasonable terms.

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Weekend blocks were sold for £1 deposit and they boasted, “absolute water frontage, with no mud, sharks or sand flies.”

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In 1915 lake-front land sold from £12 per acre. That would be the equivalent of only $1030 per acre today (according to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s inflation calculator).

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This is just a taste of the rich history and the many fascinating stories to be told by the historians and descendants of the pioneering families in the Wyong and Tuggerah Lakes district.

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SOURCES: Wyong Museum & Historical Society Archives; Reserve Bank of Australia’s inflation calculator.

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