0829 GMT December 07, 2021
Matt Streatfeild, of Newcastle, New South Wales, said a glass milk bottle was found between two walls in his home during a recent renovation project, and inside was a note signed by four construction workers who built the walls decades earlier, UPI wrote.
The note, dated April 5, 1974, lists the workers who completed the project and explains the project was among their first after converting to the metric system.
"You always hear the legend of messages in a bottle, but you never think you'll find one in between two walls in your own house," Streatfeild said.
Streatfeild posted photos of the note to Facebook, and was later able to get into contact with Ron Niddrie, one of the workers who authored the message.
"One of these little mementos has paid off," Middrie said. "The fact that it was 47 years ago was even more of a shock."
Streatfeild said he plans to return the bottle to its former home when the renovation project is completed, along with a message in a bottle of his own.
He said he is planning to include a "little face mask from 2021 and a bit of a description of how life's been for the last couple of years."