Tumbulgum mail move
TUMBULGUM postmaster Scott Schieb relocated to new premises yesterday after he was temporarily locked out of his old post office over a rent-related dispute.
Mr Schieb enlisted the help of locals to help him move the mail and various stock items 100 metres south to a former cafe just two doors up from where the historic riverside village's original post office once stood.
"You could say that the post office is coming back home after 20 years," said Mr Schieb, who was reluctant to talk about the row which resulted in the lockout by his landlord 10 days ago.
Landlord Joseph Hoctor took possession of the building housing the Ferryside Store and Post Office for several hours before allowing Mr Schieb back in amid anger from locals wanting their mail.
Mr Schieb, who has been postmaster for five years and bought the cafe only recently, said "it will be business as usual from the new premises".