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Val’s historic view of family motel Hillcrest | Bega District News



Among the guests at Monday afternoon’s “Mingle” at the revamped Hillcrest was the woman who built the place in the 1960s. There was no containing new owner Caspar Tressider’s excitement when Val Currie introduced herself and her family. She had even brought along old photographs of her young family on site while the work was being done. They had come to see what was being made of the “family hotel” she and her late husband Reg built in 1968-69. They purchased two acres of land with an incredible view of the ocean in 1968. She said they had a Melbourne architect draw up the plans, and another Melbourne firm build the place using a crew of local workers. They put up 20 motel rooms along with a five-bedroom residence for the Curries. The…

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