Monday, February 24, 2014

Elizabeth first rent office

Ron Hauser was Elizabeth’s first rent officer.  He retired after 23 years’ service with the Housing Trust.  His wife Lillian was Elizabeth’s first postal mistress.  They were allocated a house on the corner of Goodman and Richardson Roads, Elizabeth South in November 1955.  This was their home but also Elizabeth’s first rent and post offices.  Their front lounge because Ron’s cash desk and postal desk.
At first Ron had to go out and collect the rent in a car.  He would drive to collection points and people would come along and pay their rent.  Later people would come to his home to pay the rent.

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