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bondi: its old streets, old places

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  1. Reblogged this on Bondi Stories and commented:
    Some real pearlers here. Thanks Pete!

    November 5, 2014
  2. Peter #

    Wonderful pictures about Bondi Rd. I lived at 119 Bondi Rd from 1958 till 1964. That year
    my parents migrate back to Holland and unfortunally I remember a littlebit about our
    house, but I can’t remember how it looked like. I’ve never seen pictures of it when I
    was older and when I was back in Sydney in 2005 on a holiday (first time after 41 year)
    I discovered that our house was replaced by a hotel. I really like to see an original
    picture of our house before they built the hotel. Maybe somebody has one or can show
    me where to find it on the internet. 119 Bondi Rd is near the corner on the same site en close to the Post Office nr 127.

    Thanks anyway.

    Regards,

    Peter van Liempt
    Labrador
    QLD

    April 14, 2017
  3. Natasha #

    Hi Peter,

    I work for a documentary production company in Sydney, Northern Pictures. We are currently producing a series for the History Channel about Australian inventions.

    One of our stories, is that of Mrs Myra Juliet Taylor. With more than 30 inventions and patents to her name, Myra was a woman beyond her time!

    Whilst researching for Myra I came across your amazing collection of photographs of Bondi in the early 20th Century. We’re particularly interested in the image of Bondi road in 1914. (https://petebowes.com/2014/11/05/big-g-samios-our-bondi/)

    I am wondering whether you own the original photograph and if so, whether you would be happy for us to use it in our production?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind regards,
    Natasha

    December 21, 2017
  4. Natasha …. I probably picked up the shot from a series of Bondi pics posted on FBook by a bloke named George Samios. But seeing as it’s over 100 years old, I think you would be safe to use it.

    December 21, 2017
  5. Natasha #

    Thanks Pete. I’d love to get in contact with George if you could email me a way I could do this? Can’t seem to find him online.

    Cheers for your time!
    Natasha

    December 21, 2017
  6. ANDY COCHRAN, #

    HI.PETER, SORRY NOT MUCH ON THE COMPUTER, BUT JUST A FEW WORDS FROM ANDY,C,
    I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A BONDI BOY ,FROM1941 TILL 1978,WHEN I MOVED TO HAWAII,FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS,I COME BACK TO BONDI,EVERY 6 MONTHS OR SO,I WENT TO SCHOOL AT BONDI BEACH,WAS A FIREMAN FOR 5 YEARS AT BONDI STATION,THEN JOINED ,QANTAS FOR 14 YEARS ,THEN MOVED HERE FROM,78,,TO NOW 2018 ,THANK GOD I HAD ,RICK,BENNETT,AND WHEELS ,I AM THE LAST ONE LEFT.
    BENNETT IS ON THE MAIN LAND,AND RICK IS IN SCOTTS HEAD ,WITH GREAT SORROW ,WE ALL LOST WHEELS LAST WEEK,ITS GOING TO BE A LONELY PLACE WITH OUT HIM .I WAS LUCK TO LIVE 40 YEARS HERE WITH WHEELS,I GO DOWN TO BONDI AS MUCH AS I CAN,I STILL HAVE DOOLEY AND AMADEI AND RICK THERE ,
    BUT NO MATTER WHERE I GO .MY HOME AND LOVE FOR BONDI WILL ALWAYS B E THERETHANKS,,LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN AROUND BONDI WHEN IT ALL STARTED ,SURF,AND A LIFE TIME OF MEMORIES ,
    THANKS ,BONDI FOR ALL THE MEMORIES ANS FRIENDS I HAVE THERE,

    ALWAYS ANDY COCHRAN,,ANDY,C.

    August 6, 2018
  7. Thanks, Andy, and watching you get up to your mischief back in the day was better than a ticket to the movies.

    August 6, 2018
  8. Lorraine Lambert #

    Hi Andy,
    You were the legend when we teenagers. I lived in Beach Rd. From when I was born with my twin Patricia in 1946 until I left home and ended up living here in Geraldton WA since 1969. Your brother Greg fancied me when we kids at Bondi Beach Public School, he pinched a ring from your mum and gave it to me, my mum returned it. I too returned home to Bondi every year but mum passed 2 years ago and we sold her unit in Hall St., so I haven’t been back this year for the first time in 45 years. Bondi will always be home, I look at the old photos posted here and everything comes flooding back, the sounds, the smells, the people. I too worked for Qantas for 5 years, my dad was Qantas ground transport manager, he started at the flying boat base in Rose Bay in 1945 as a driver before going out to Mascot. He lived here since he was a teen in the 30s and was in North Bondi Surf Club. My best friends are still there in Bondi, Phil and Sue Robinson (the Robbos) I was their bridesmaid. Last time I saw you was the South Bondi Boardriders reunion about 1995. That was a great weekend. Ive written a couple of poems (published) about Bondi. I cant imagine anywhere else where so many colourful characters, talent,, skill, creativity has emerged a from the Bondil community from the 30s to the 70s. Glad to hear you still kicking anyway.
    Cheers
    Lorraine Lambert (nee Irvine)

    September 26, 2018
  9. Lorraine, poems, send them.

    September 26, 2018

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