Real Estate

Activist to sell home of 20 years

Written by The ReReport
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Tempe resident Elizabeth Ahlston has dedicated her life to animal activism.

The 91-year-old, who was born in Malaysia, has lived across the world, going to school in England and working in countries like Italy and Sweden.

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A lifelong vegetarian, the most important thing in her life has always been campaigning against the use of animals in medical experiments.

Having always felt very strongly about the issue, Ms Ahlston established Medical Advances Without Animals with a close colleague around eight years ago.

“I have always felt strongly about animals and I was appalled by the industry,” she said.

“I’m very excited as we have some fantastic scientists and a lot of work is going on.”

The aim of the organisation is to advance medical science without the use of animals or animal products. Now based in Canberra, they have a partnership with The Australian National University.

Ms Ahlston is now on the move, listing her home of 20 years at 12 Brooklyn St in Tempe.

Built in 1914, the home has plenty of original features including the tiles, floors and ceilings.

“It has so many things like the pressed metal ceiling and period fireplaces. All I hope is the new buyer appreciates its age and build,” she said.

The two-bedroom home on a 398sqm block is being sold under the hammer on June 1 through McGrath agent Adrian Tsavalas.

With a guide of $1.18 million, Mr Tsavalas said the home has many attractive features that buyers are sure to love.

“It has a gorgeous rear garden and well preserved and restored period features,” he said.

“Elizabeth is very kind, witty and intelligent. She has an immense amount of pride for her home and her wishes are for it to go to someone who will love and care for it as much as she has.”