An old cellar discovered at the Old Telegraph Station in Moama has been an exciting discovery for the Friends of Old Moama.By Trent Horneman
A damaged floor at Moama’s Old Telegraph Station has led to an exciting find for the Friends of Old Moama.
Work to repair the floors of the 1840s building in Chanter St uncovered an old cellar.
The cellar, hidden beneath flood boards for years, is about 1.5m deep.
Friends of Old Moama president Mary Ledwidge said the group hoped to showcase the cellar.
Mrs Ledwidge said the group was in discussions with Murray Shire Council about creating a clear surface for visitors to walk on.
‘‘We are so excited to see this. We thought there might have been a cellar under the building, because a lot of the buildings of the time had one,’’ she said.
‘‘Ultimately, we would love to be able to show it off to visitors.
‘‘Hopefully we can have a light and clear walkway to allow people to see the cellar up close.’’
Friends of Old Moama believe the cellar was used to store food for telegraph station staff.
‘‘Imagine a hot summer’s day — a cellar like this would be the only way for them to store food,’’ Mrs Ledwidge said.
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