Red cedar desk from 1879

This desk was recently donated by Warwick Clampett, who bought it in the late 1970s at an auction of Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission equipment.

As you can see, it was built in the late 19th Century when Queen Victoria ruled colonial Australia.

The red cedar it's made from would've been almost completely logged in NSW and had been a major export for about a century.

I believe the desk was brought to Griffith in the early 20th Century when WC&C had an office in the courthouse.