From the Maitland Mercury report:
Hardy and Jacqueline Gitzel are old hands at renovation and restoration.
The couple is behind the restoration of Verona, the heritage-style home in High Street, Maitland.
In a matter of months they have transformed the haunted-looking building into a mansion, bringing the property back to life.
The double-storey Victorian home was built in the late 1800s for Lieutenant Colonel William Charles Markwell.
It changed hands and became a soldiers’ club in the 1900s and the Gitzels found the old bar still intact inside the home.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 13, 2015.