Friday, December 20, 2013

Sit at the desk where history has been made

From the Maitland Mercury report:
desk where former prime minister John Howard signed a trade treaty with ex-US president George W Bush and a furniture suite that once seated the leaders of the world have made their home in Maitland.
Bought by heritage conservationist Chris Richards during an auction earlier this year, the furniture has taken up permanent residence at High Street’s historic Mansfield function centre.
Along with the desk and three-piece furniture suite, Mr Richards has also bought a 36-seat cabinet table used to discuss some of Australia’s most important pieces of legislation including the post-September 11 national anti-terrorism plan.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 10, 2013.