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Saxon Garvey Troy
Parents: Roger and Isabella Garvey
removal vans arrived outside number 32, recently vacated by
the Hancock family, tongues began to wag with gossip concerning
the new arrivals. When several residents took welcoming gifts
to the mysterious new residents, they got no word of thanks
and their casserole dishes returned to their doorsteps. Some
even had the sprinklers turned on them.
a young man began spending most evenings eating lasagne in
the Coffee Shop. Harold began
to wonder where he had come from, until he learnt that the
new resident of number 32 was a writer by the name of Isabella
Garvey. Harold found it odd that, whenever he visited the
house, Saxon would explain that his mother was in her room
working. Dee Bliss also recognised
Saxon, from seeing him at the hospital, and it emerged that
Isabella was a patient there, in the final stages of terminal
Isabella died, Saxon had nowhere to go. With his father, Roger,
spending most of his time out of the country on business,
it was left to Harold to take the young boy in. Saxon did
manage to build a strong friendship with Boyd
Hoyland out of his grief, as both boys had lost their
mothers, they found it easy to share the experience. However,
when Roger finally came to town, Saxon was angry with his
father, who simply wanted to send him away to boarding school.
Roger went to Sydney for a while, but vowed to return to collect
Saxon. Meanwhile, Max Hoyland,
Boyd’s father, had returned to town and made plans to rent
out number 32. Seeing other people looking at the house upset
Saxon, who still saw it as his home, and he went over and
splashed black paint all over the walls in the lounge room.
spotted the black paint on Saxon’s hands and he owned up to
what he had done. He also agreed to help repair the damage
and he spoke to Harold about not wanting to go with his father.
Harold thought long and hard about allowing Saxon to stay
with him, but decided that he wasn’t ready to take on another
teenager. So, when Roger returned, Saxon left to go to boarding
school in Sydney, after saying goodbye to Boyd, one of the
best friends he’d ever had.