This 7.5 ha historic property located on the northern side of Chum Street at Golden Square in Bendigo has been sold. The Department of Defence auctioned the property on 12 April 2013, but the $3M sale to an anonymous buyer fell through. Subsequently, the property was finally purchased by Paul Banks for an undisclosed sum between $2-3M.
Bendigo Advertiser, 14 March 2013 – http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1362681/fortuna-villa-to-go-under-the-hammer/
Bendigo Advertiser, 12 April 2013 –
ABC Central Victoria, 12 April 2013 (includes video report) – http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2013/04/12/3735904.htm
ABC Central Victoria, 8 May 2013 (includes radio clip) – http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/08/3754660.htm
Bendigo Advertiser photo gallery, 28 June 2013: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/1603630/gallery-inside-fortuna-villa/