Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The most beautiful waterfront property
on the South Coast is for sale



Absolute waterfrontage - no public access! Enjoy sailing, swimming, and fishing at your doorstep! The sense of peace and tranquillity is absolute: no traffic, no noise, no "next-door" neighbours, and never to be built out! Go to


Monday, June 25, 2012

What's old at Nelligen

Unveiling of the War Memorial in 1921
Trucks loading up with goods which had arrived by steamship at the Nelligen I.S.N.Co. Depot, to be taken to Braidwood and Araluen
The Clyde Road, now known as the Kings Highway, just past the Steampacket Hotel along Nelligen Creek
Ferry in front of old Steampacket Hotel
Ferries taken from eastern side; old Steampacket Hotel in background
Ferry, taken from eastern side
Ferry, taken from eastern side
Last trip of the ferry at 11 a.m. on 12th December 1964 when the bridge was opened


Monday, May 14, 2012


Don't bother to find a word for it: there isn't one!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Imitation is the best form of flattery

Riverbend Cottage

First there was Riverbend Cottage, then came Biddies on Farm Cottage, then Riverbank, and now there is Carrie's Cottage who is right next to us.

Thank God for competition: the more there is, the better and least-expensive Riverbend Cottage looks!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

What's in a name?

A certain Nelligen butcher had a wife by the name of Nell. Apparently, he did away with her and threw the body in the river. From time to time it would float to the surface prompting locals to exclaim, “Here comes Nell again”.

This is NOT the official version of how Nelligen got its name but it's as good as all the others because mystery still surrounds the origins of the town’s name. Colonial government policy at the time was to adopt aboriginal place names where possible. With no indigenous written language, however, European translation of aboriginal locality references was approximate at best.

“Nelligen” may be a corruption of an aboriginal term relating to its locality description, its function, a person, or perhaps of a dreamtime event. In the early years the town and its fresh water creek were spelt at different times: Nellican and Nellikeng.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The first $1million-plus sale in Nelligen

We've had several sales in Sproxton Lane just a touch below the $1million-mark in the past; this week we've broken through the $1million-mark with the sale of # 5 Sproxton Lane at $1.2million. Congratulations, Jack and Pam!

Jack & Pam's 3-bedroom/1 bathroom house sits on a 1771 square-metre block of land. Two more properties of similar size are still for sale in the Lane at $1.39million and $1.95million respectively.

And then there is the best of them all, "Riverbend", a large 2-storey brick residence sitting on 29,200 square metres of absolute waterfront land. That's 18 times the average block size in Sproxton Lane! And yet it's on sale for just $2million!

Form an orderly queue, please!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Absolute waterfront property "Riverbend" for sale

You have to live somewhere - it may as well be Paradise!

Here's a bit of an advertisement on my own behalf: the sale of our 7-acre-plus property "Riverbend" with almost 400 metres of absolute waterfront near Batemans Bay on the South Coast of New South Wales. For more information go to

It's the sort of property that is usually passed down the family as there are only a few like it on the Clyde River. I have been here for 18 years and for me it's time to move on - regrettably! - as we plan to live for part of the year in Kalimantan (Borneo) in Indonesia which makes it near-impossible to also maintain such a large property this far south.

The price - for those who can afford it - is very realistic as nearby unimproved waterfront blocks just 1500 square metres in size and with as little as 19 metres of waterfront have recently sold for $750,000. By contrast, "Riverbend" consists of eight titles, comprising approx. 29,200 square metres (see map), is on sale for $2 million, lock, stock and barrel. For those who feel a little financially challenged, I can offer very substantial vendor's finance on below-bank finance terms.

If you're interested, contact me by email to