TWO fuel tanks found in Graham Street, Nowra at the site of a proposed residential unit development were operated as a sub depot for Golden Fleece Petroleum Company.
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Mystery surrounding the underground tanks’ discovery at the site by contractors a couple of weeks ago was partially solved by Bomaderry man Bill Kellett, who had worked for a company based out of the location in the late ’60s and ’70s.
Now, further information has come to light about the mysterious find, with Ian Norris contacting the South Coast Register, saying his father, Sid Norris, rented the property at 5a Graham Street for a number of years.
“He ran the the Sussex Inlet Transport Service from the building,” he said “along with Grace Bros Removals, Avis Car Rentals, Comet Overnight Express, and a sub depot for Golden Fleece Petroleum.
“The group of buildings were not ever a military establishment, but were in fact the original factory premises of the Pelaco company, that used to make shirts and other items of men’s clothing in Bomaderry.
“The Pelaco Company eventually moved to new premises in the 1970s on the corner of Cambewarra Road and the Princes Highway, large brick building, which later became Glendon Motors Holden.”
He said the tanks in question were installed by the Golden Fleece Petroleum Company (no longer trading), with full council approval.
The Graham Street site will be the home to the proposed Central Park residential unit development.
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