Deni Menshed has restored Conargo Shire's antique wooden map free of charge.CASS SAVELLIS July 4, 2014 3:45am
Menshed member Ian Roberts and Conargo Shire Mayor Norm Brennan with the restored map case and its original maps.
An antique wooden map case donated to Conargo Shire Council 77 years ago has been given a new lease of life.
Deni Menshed restored the antique case, which was originally made for the opening of the Conargo Shire offices in End St Deniliquin in 1937.
It was presented back to Conargo Shire complete with original maps on Tuesday by Menshed member Ian Roberts.
Mr Roberts said the historical item was restored free of charge in recognition of the shire’s support of the Menshed.
‘‘It took about a week to completely re-assemble the case,’’ he said.
‘‘The old varnish was stripped and the case was re-stained, and the tension of the maps had to be adjusted.
‘‘I think it’s something that should be preserved.’’
Conargo Shire Mayor Norm Brennan said the Menshed had done a fantastic job.
‘‘We like to keep lots of historical items and now this piece will be displayed at the shire office,’’ he said.
‘‘The Menshed offers a great outlet for lots of people to do lots of different things and I think people should take advantage of their handy work more often. We have several ratepayers who have commissioned work to be done by the Menshed.’’
Deni Menshed meets each Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 4pm at its Barham Rd site (behind Agspares).
It has 45 members and anyone interested in joining can contact Ian Roberts on 0427
~ Cass Savellis
Two teenage boys have been arrested following a series of traffic incidents in Shepparton last night.
Fine weather and a strong number of athlete registrations will ensure this weekend’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival is another huge success.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
The head of the Building Designers Association of Victoria has big plans for the association.
St Joseph’s Primary School students have been preparing their push carts ahead of next month’s KidZcapers.
KCLC supported Southern Processing win award
Members celebrate over the weekend.
The four-day Murray Darling Association annual national conference will be held in the Berrigan Shire next year.
Frank Hill is thrilled with his repaired 1948 grey Fergie.
As weather warms, so does car theft; Cobram police urge drivers to lock parked vehicles.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
The latest in stone and pome fruit research and development will be the focus of a forum at the Horticulture Centre of Excellence at Tatura tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22.
Lions Benalla donates $1200 to buy a bar code reader for Lorraine Billman who will soon be able to go shopping without her husband.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.