1587 - Brimbank City Council Post-contact Cultural Heritage Study 1999
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 1, 1999
Individual place statement of significance::
Frank and Mary Milburn's Glenburn Farm is of local historical significance as a representative surviving example of a late nineteenth century horticultural property which was part of the transformation of the floodplain landscape at Keilor into intensively cultivated market gardens and orchards. It is also significant as a component in the cultural landscape of the Keilor market gardens and for its association with the Milburn family, specifically Frank Milburn, the builder of the house and son of David Milburn. The homestead has some architectural merit as a representative example of a simple turn-of-the-century timber farmhouse.
Precinct statement of significance::
The market gardens of Keilor are of regional historical significance as they are associated with the beginnings of irrigated horticulture in Victoria and have been continuously cultivated since the mid nineteenth century. The landscape is of regional significance as an expression of the early and long- lived farming practices adapted to the richer soils of the river terraces. The farms themselves also have long links with local families, such as the Milburns and Senserricks, and the pattern of houses and farm buildings reflect the original population distribution.