What is Significant?
Carrigeen Homestead Complex is located at the end of a long drive with terminal turning circle, off Greens Road, some three kilometers south east of Harrow. The complex is made up of a large style brick and timber house and a number of outbuildings. Carrigeen was subdivided from the larger nearby Clunie Estate in 1866 taken up by the Fitzgerald family, local selectors who became large landholders in the Harrow area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The homestead is believed to have been built around the turn of the century, and no architect has been identified with the design. The house and outbuildings are in good condition, although the interiors have lost some of their integrity.
How is it Significant?
Tuloona Homestead Complex is of historical significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it Significant?
Carigeen Homestead Complex is of historical significance for its association with the much larger and historically significant Clunie run, and for its associations with the Fitzgerald family, who arrived in the Harrow area in the 1860s and became important landholders in the district.