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    Posted on 8 Jul 2016

    These Australian Homes Are Like Lived-In Time Capsules

    Never change, Melbourne. (Literally.)

    This is Melbourne in 2016.

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    No, these aren't movie sets for some period piece. They're actual fully-functioning spaces where living human beings currently dwell.

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    Melbourne-based photographer Warren Kirk started snapping remnants of this by-gone era a decade ago. His book Westography has taken him deep into the heart of the western suburbs, in the homes and work spaces of people who just aren't interested in modernising.

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    His photographs are a good reminder that some people living among us have been going about their daily lives the exact same way since the ’60s.

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    He gives us a feel of how our mum’s childhood room may have looked like...

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    And the station wagons our grandparents drove around.

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    And what the front yards looked like when gardening was a craft (or part of weekend chores).

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    And what baked treats would await us in a local bakery.

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    All these memories aren't confined in a museum or a TV show, but in a house in one of Melbourne's most cosmopolitan suburbs.

    "The past is a beautiful place to visit. These photographs are a snippet of time that’s not coming back, and I reckon it’s at least worth preserving it in images," Kirk told BuzzFeed.

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    While Kirk's book focuses on Melbourne's west, his fascination for this subject extends beyond that. He has travelled all over country Victoria to find similar-minded folks.

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    "I don’t think these people are resisting modernising. They are just very comfortable with their surroundings and aren’t driven by the renovation craze of younger folks," Kirk said.

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    You can now grab Warren Kirk's book, Westography, here. To see more of his evolving project, check out his portfolio here.

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