WHITE Herbert Built own house in Rosebud
Built Own House
Five years ago Mr. Herbert White of Auburn-gve., Auburn, set to build a house. It is now finished. In these days, when houses are (or were until the war came so near our doors) run up in a matter of weeks. Five years seems a long time to take to build one, but the point is that Mr. White did it all by himself. The task is more creditable when it is considered that Mr. White is a boot operative by trade, and had had no previous experience of building. He dug sand from his land in Point Nepean-rd., Rosebud, where the house stands, and made cement blocks by hand - 5000 of them - one at a time. The house is built on modern lines and has four large windows in front. The kitchen has a range and a large porcelain combination sink, which were put in by Mr. White. There are, besides, a bathroom and washhouse.
Transcribed from a newspaper clipping kept in a family scrapbook. No date stated.
Family story was that Herb rode his push bike from Auburn to Rosebud every Friday and rode home again at the end of the weekend.