12.11 - Tregowan Cottage - Shire of Whittlesea Heritage Study 1991
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - August 30, 1990
What is significant?
Fabric and plantings associated with:
Richard Bassett, (Francis) Harold Bassett tenure
How is it significant?
Tregowan farm is locally significant historically (criteria A4).
Why is it significant?
Meredith Gould wrote in 1991:
'Tregowan farm is historically significant for its pioneering association with the fruit growing industry in Doreen in the 1860s. With Arthur's Creek and Environs this area was once the most important producer for the Melbourne Market. The building group includes the original dwellings substantially intact and the packing shed and barn essential for the fruit growing activities of this farm. The timber construction used in these buildings provides an excellent example of remote building techniques in the 1860s in Victoria'.