Daniel Golding with the subject of the letter, his fence.
Daniel Golding with the subject of the letter, his fence.

Insulted over flood-damaged home

DANIEL Golding has spent months trying to renovate his home following flood damage last year.

He’s battled insurance companies and been left with nothing. But he is determined to rebuild.

So he was disgusted when an anonymous letter sent by a ‘redneck’ arrived in his post box this week criticising his efforts.

Mr Golding’s home on Lindsays Road, Middle Boambee, was inundated with water in the March 2009 floods. And despite an up-to-date insurance policy, Allianz denied his claim, leaving him to repair his home himself.

“They said it was flood damage, not storm damage,” Mr Golden said.

His first concern was making his home liveable before starting work on the yard. The flood damaged his front fence which has disgusted someone enough to type an insulting note to him.

The letter compares the damaged home, in particular the fence, to a less affluent part of the Coffs Coast which The Advocate has deliberately omitted.

And the anonymous person also went as far as to describe the home a ‘brothel’.

Mr Golding said he was disgusted and upset by it.

“Everyone who has seen it is disgusted,” he said.

Mr Golding had already arranged to have the fence repaired but he did consider not repairing it out of spite to the letter writer.

Instead he reported it to the police.

“I think they’re pretty narrow-minded rednecks,” Mr Golding said.

“I just think they’re cowards.”




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