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() Tradie who found a historic letter from 1894 hidden in a lino floor tracks down the author's family and vows to return it to them 60 years later Tradie Rex Nightingale found a letter written by Sidney Hulbert in 1894  He held onto the letter for 60 year but recently decided to return it to the family After putting out a call out via social media, Hulbert's grand-niece came forward

By Mahnaz Angury For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:09 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 02:19 BST, 2 September 2019

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A 125-year-old letter that was found almost 60 years ago during construction work will finally be returned to the author's family. 

Tradie Rex Nightingale, 82, discovered the note under linoleum flooring while he was doing work on the State Library in Hobart in 1960.

The letter was penned by Englishman Sidney Hulbert in 1894 and was addressed to 'Tod'.

Mr Hulbert, who was 16 at the time, complains about his long work hours and says he regrets moving to Sydney. 

He also reveals his mother had died in January of this year. 

'I wish I had never come to Sydney,' he writes. 'I am sick of it.' 

Mr Nightingale, then 23, kept the letter for six decades but decided to try and reunite it with Mr Hulbert's family this

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