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They say you never know what’s around the corner. The adage proved true for Helen and Peter Wallace, when they moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in 2010 for what they imagined would be semi-retirement. “We got as far as buying the boat,” Helen recalls. “But it turned out that Peter just couldn’t make that complete step back from work so he was constantly commuting to Melbourne.”

On one of those trips in late 2015, Peter inspected a property at Sassafras in the front door. That was quite an emotional connection as it brought back a flood of memories as my parents planted one in their brand-new garden when I was a toddler in the 1950s.”

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