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Tension over Newtown's Hat Factory resurfaces Tensions over Newtown’s Hat Factory continued into the auction room earlier this month. Following the contentious eviction of squatters earlier this year, the abandoned warehouse at Wilson St Newtown known as the Hat Factory was sold at auction for $1.725 million. On the weekend of the factory’s sale, Cooley […]

Wilson Street squat cleared, residents’ property discarded

By Georgia Kriz and Lucia Osborne-Crowley On Monday (August 4), City Hub was informed the furniture and personal belongings of the tenants of The Hat Factory squat in Newtown had been removed from the property and destroyed. The residents' property was destroyed and placed in a large skip early on Monday morning. The residents had […]