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Deni Menshed restored the antique case, which was originally made for the opening of the Conargo Shire offices in End St Deniliquin in 1937.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
A man has been arrested after the alleged sexual assault of a girl in Seymour in May.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
As part of its continuing international development, Bega Cheese Limited signed a supply and distribution agreement on Friday, September 19, with one of China’s leading retail groups, Chongqing General Trading Group, to supply them with Bega branded UHT milk produced in Australia for distribution in China.
Murray Goldfields District
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Rail line manager sends out warning after trespassers get too close to tracks to take photos.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
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.