Bondi Junction

Incredible photos from inside a retired nurse’s terrace from the 1930s

PHOTO: Built in the early 1930s as one of a twin pair, this two-bedroom terrace in Bondi Junction (pictured) has many of its original features almost 90 years later.

A single-storey terrace in one of Sydney’s most sought-after suburbs has been frozen in a bygone era.

The two-bedroom in Bondi Junction was built in the early 1930s and still has many of the original features 90 years later, thanks to preservation by the 81-year-old retired nurse who spent ‘almost all her life’ there until moving into assisted living earlier this year.

The kitchen is vintage personified, with a gas stove from the ‘Early Kooka’ range manufactured by Metters and Company in Adelaide in 1917 – during World War One – that’s still in perfect working order.

While clearing the house for auction, agent Michael Minogue from Woollahra agency 1st City Minogue + Doake discovered a newspaper dated Sunday, November 3, 1957 in one of the cupboards.