What is significant?
The site of the former Strathkellar Flax Mill is located on the south side of Strahan's Road about 10kms north-east of Hamilton. The above ground fabric which survives include the roads, building foundations and the dam, as well as one ruinous large building which appears to have been used in the production process, and discarded plant litters the site. The Flax Mill was the first Flax Mill established in the area in the 1940s and represents the local communities efforts at self sufficiency.
How is it significant?
The Strathkellar Flax Mill is of historical and scientific significance to the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
The Strathkellar Flax Mill is of historical significance as the focus for the most extensive flax growing area in Victoria and for its importance as part of the war effort in the 1940s. It is of scientific significance for its agricultural research by the CSIRO and state Department of Agriculture.