What is significant?
Gash's Dried Fruit Farm at Moree is a complex consisting of a 1930s homestead, with house garden and orchard, the remains of a once extensive commercial orchard, an early house site, and a group of buildings associated with the commercial processing of dried fruit, including the preparation, drying, packing and storage sheds. The homestead and house surrounds are simple and representative of homestead complexes of the period. The fruit processing complex is unusual, being the only known example in the Southern Grampians Shire. The buildings appear to have been developed in situ to accommodate the drying process. While much equipment has been removed, a dehumidifier and sections of tram track remain intact.
How is it significant?
Gash's Dried Fruit Farm is of historical and scientific significance to the community of Harrow and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
Gash's Dried Fruit Farm is of historical significance as an example of alternative agricultural production in the Shire, prior to the emergence of the Sunraysia district as the dominant producer of dried fruits in Victoria. It is of scientific significance for the ingenuity it demonstrates in its simple but effective processing system.