Stalking an Australian icon

Posted on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 by midcenturyjo

You may be impressed by the contemporary extension and renovation of this 1908 brick house by SJB. I’m impressed by the renovation of that great Australian icon, the outdoor toilet, the relic of a time before sewerage, the dunny. So many have been demolished or left to decay as inadequate and forgotten “tool sheds”. I think this one is the first 5 star dunny I have seen. I’m stalking Aussie icons in Balmain, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.


For me a dunny to the stars would be a dunny where I could SEE the stars – an at-one-with-the-universe experience. Probably with no roof then.

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