About our shed
There are an estimated 990,187 rivets in the Uiver Memorial DC-2 and each one will have been replaced by the time the restoration of the aircraft is complete. The smallest piece of the aeroplane is the most crucial because, without rivets, the Uiver memorial aircraft is just a pile of metal parts.
The DC-2 will become the centrepiece of the Uiver Memorial Living Museum which is being developed alongside the restoration of the plane.
Both are mammoth tasks but it is a dream we can achieve with help from the community. Give a Rivet is a major step on the journey and is part of a five-year plan adopted by the trust to bring the aircraft restoration and Living Museum project to fruition. It is an ambitious target and the biggest campaign in the short history of the Uiver Memorial Community Trust.
Aircraft restoration & display
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Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds