What is significant?
Morgiana, located near the junction of the Grange Burn and the Wannon River, was settled as early as 1842 by Alexander Cameron and soon taken over by his nephew Donald Cameron. With other members of what amounted to a clan, they overlanded from Sydney and seem to have remained closely associated in business. Donald held the Morgiana licence until 1858 when it was taken over by another Cameron, possibly Archibald, whose widow's estate sold it in 1885. The original stone homestead must date from before 1850. Although relatively small and conventionally vernacular in its construction, it is of interest because of its double plan. A second timber homestead was built nearby which has been demolished. The present house, originally weatherboard and now brick veneer, is the third homestead and dates from about 1900. The first homestead remains in fair condition and with fair integrity. The third homestead remains in excellent condition and with fair integrity.
How is it significant?
Morgiana Homestead Complex is of historical and architectural significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
Morgiana Homestead Complex is of historical significance for its long and complicated association with the large and influential Cameron family, who are of particular interest as Overlanders rather than Overstraiters, like most squatters in the area. The original homestead is of architectural significance for its unusual form and plan and for its setting.