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Geelong Advertiser Wed 22 Sept - Letter to the Editor

Geelong Advertiser Wed 22 Sept – Letter to the Editor

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Packing Up

Geelong Advertiser 26/08/2021

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Cottage packing

Great news…stage 1, ‘Save McAteer Cottage’ is achieved. Congratulations to the nearly 800 MBCCG supporters, you have had great influence. MRPV has engaged a heritage restoration company to dismantle, following all heritage practices. The cottage has been laser scanned and extensively photographed inside and out and items will be numbered and put in sections on…… Continue reading Cottage packing

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What’s happening behind the fencing?

McAteer Bluestone Cottage is now securely fenced by MRPV and the grounds will undergo site surveying and investigations and there will be removal of vegetation and trees. Please call or contact MRPV if you have questions on 1800 105 105, contact @roadsprojects.vic.gov.au Awaiting rescue, the 155-year-old cottage looks on, hoping to begin a new chapter…… Continue reading What’s happening behind the fencing?

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Move or dismantle

In early July, print and radio media responded to our Media Release directed at informing the City of Greater Geelong, Major Roads Projects Victoria and members of the Public about the opportunity of a better relocation outcome for McAteer Bluestone Cottage than using the ‘dismantle, store, rebuild’ method. Media Release Our research indicates an Australian…… Continue reading Move or dismantle

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Optimism

Some good news and is some cause for optimism. After reading the article it is interesting to note that there is a South Australian company who have the proven capability to move the cottage a short distance in one piece, thus preserving it as built originally at very little cost to Council and ratepayers.

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Supporters Like You

We are very grateful to all those that have made the effort to register their support with us and are helping to give us our strength. Our numbers have now almost reached to 700. If you had already registered, but have not as yet received a ‘thank you’ email addressed from us, a glitch may…… Continue reading Supporters Like You

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Thank you to our sponsors

Our Partners Make a Difference We are so grateful for the support of our corporate partners, who are committed to helping save the Marshall Bluestone Cottage. We with to express our deepest gratitude to Aaron Betts who designed our banner and to Colin Chapman, Col’s Nature Strips who funded the banner that stands out the…… Continue reading Thank you to our sponsors

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New Sign

New sign installed at the Bluestone Cottage…as the fairy tale goes, no huffing or puffing will blow this house down…

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