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Mistress of the Dorkness: AUGI Wishlist System - Go Rank Some Wishes!

Mistress of the Dorkness: AUGI Wishlist System - Go Rank Some Wishes!
Great article Melanie :) I couldn't have said it better myself...

The "Stick Shed"

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On the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the famous "Stick Shed" in Murtoa, a small town north-east of Horsham in Victoria’s western district.
This area of Victoria is predominately a wheat and wool farming community. Ordinarily, wheat after being harvested is stored in grain silos wheat before being sold for either domestic consumption or export. However, in 1941, when the "Stick Shed" was "born", Australia and the world was at war.  War didn’t just deplete the number of available hands to assist with the harvest, it also closed off most of Australia’s export options. When combined with an exceptionally-good season, the farmers of Murtoa had a real problem on their hands because suddenly there was an oversupply of wheat grain and no-where to store it.



Enter the “Stick Shed”, officially the Marmalake/Murtoa Grain Store No.1 Murtoa Shed. In 1941, building supplies and labour were in exceedingly short supply so the shed’s builders had to use the few buil…