A time capsule from the 1930s was unearthed during recent redevelopment works at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.
The glimpse into the past was found when Building 2 was partially demolished to make way for the Stage 2 redevelopment.
Inside the capsule were floor plans of the original hospital, six annual reports, and two local newspapers dated 8 December 1932.
Redevelopment Transition Manager Adrienne Stern said the capsule was placed in copper guttering and attached to the plaque that was laid on 10 December 1932 by Minister for Health and Secretary for Public Works, Reginald Weaver.
“It is a wonderful find especially as we are building a hospital for the future,” Ms Stern said.
The redevelopment team is looking to place the contents of the time capsule into a box frame for display in the new building.