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Deni Menshed restored the antique case, which was originally made for the opening of the Conargo Shire offices in End St Deniliquin in 1937.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
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