65 - Kangaroo Ground General Store Post Office Pines - Shire of Eltham Heritage Study 1992
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 5, 2010
REVISED STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, CONTEXT, 2010
What is significant? The c1900s general store and post office, the surrounding site and adjacent sites to a radius of 50 metres.
How is it significant? The general store is historically, socially and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The general store is historically significant because it has a long association with Kangaroo Ground and has been an important centre of community life for more than 80 years - Council meetings used to be conducted in the front room of the store at a time when Kangaroo Ground rivalled Eltham as the major centre of the Shire (Criteria A, H & G). The general store is historically and aesthetically significant as one of a group of three well preserved public buildings in the Kangaroo Ground hamlet (see also HO46 and HO47) and as a major heritage component of Kangaroo Ground which was one of the earliest settled areas of the Shire and which has the character of an English village rather than an Australian settlement (Criteria A & E). The general store is socially and historically significant because it has served the community since c1900 (Criterion G).