Private island in Queensland deserted by buyer put back on market for under $1m | Australia news

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A week out from settling sale, businessman who had signed contract and paid $5,000 deposit is nowhere to be found

A week out from settling the sale of a private island in the Whitsundays’ pristine waters, the buyer has disappeared.

It is not the plot of a murder mystery novel, but a real quandary faced by the directors of Private Islands Online Australia, Richard and Norelle Vanhoff, who have had to put Poole Island back on the market.

The buyer, a WA-based businessman, had signed a…

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