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Millers Point residents deny claim in Darling House

A former Millers Point resident has rejected the claims made by some that the government should give the money back to residents.

Ron Jennings, who has lived in the area since he moved to Sydney in the 1970s, said that the residents did not ask the government for money whatsoever.

The money comes from the generous charity drives to fund a nursing home known as Darling House, which is due to be sold toward the end of this month.

Mr Jennings, who is 86, said that there would not be many people who contributed to fund raising today.

“You’re going back to the 1970s and there are very few of those people around today. People who care about Millers Point in general, it is only if the unthinkable happens and they do consider, what was an enormous effort, the people of Millers Point never asked for a cent”

“It was quite evident that no residents thought the government owes them anything, just because we raised all that money.

“I have been so lucky, I feel that I owe Millers Point a lot, because I don’t have a relation outside of South Australia.”

Mr Jennings said that he didn’t think the government would give the money back to residents, but said if they did, it should be given to charity.