I am another new Australian member, residing on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
My latest restoration project is a fairly sad RD, whose history is totally unknown?
It either spent a lot of years out in the weather, or in a shop window being degraded by UV?
But my last project was a Bol D’Or in similar sad shape, and it turned out OK.
So I hope to learn a lot, and gain plenty of ‘R’ wisdom from this forum.