La Galerie de Nagambie is featuring historic artwork, crafts and antique treasures with the aim of attracting tourists to the town.RHIANNON GAVALAKIS February 10, 2014 4:10am
Antique crockery, ink wells and relics of yesteryear are waiting to be rediscovered at La Galerie de Nagambie.
In the front room of the 1873-built Colonial Bank building in Nagambie, the gallery features artwork, crafts and antique treasures — some pieces dating back to the 19th century.
Owners Hugh and Cathy Lawrence opened the doors of the business in December last year, with the aim of attracting tourists to the area.
‘‘The bypass was finished and we thought, ‘We need to do something for the town’,’’ Cathy said.
‘‘Nagambie is such a pretty village, we just love it and our building is so special, so we wanted to (celebrate) that as well.’’
The couple had already converted a majority of the building to a private residence, but with one room left to fix-up, they decided to make that space a gallery for others to enjoy.
With the location just across from the banks of Lake Nagambie, it was the perfect place for a new business.
Cathy said an extremely rare Victorian Royal Doulton Burslem self-pouring tea pot from the 1800s and a Japanese cup saucer and plate were just some of the treasures inside the gallery.
‘‘A lot of the pieces are very old, including Japanese bone china and hand-painted vases,’’ she said.
‘‘They are very beautiful for the pleasure of looking it, or as a gift for someone special.’’
Cathy said the pieces in the gallery captured a piece of history and character that you would not find in modern shops.
‘‘It is not only the dollar value, but the pieces have something else and everything is different and that is nice,’’ she said.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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.