What is significant?
'Quilly Park' (also known as Jatoki Farm and Craig's Selection), comprising the wattle and daub cottage constructed c.1870 (and excluding the 1916 cottage), at 55 Craig's Lane, Pearcedale.
How is it significant?
'Quilly Park' is of local historic and technical significance to the City of Casey.
Why is it significant?
Historically, 'Quilly Park' is significant as the oldest known farm house in the former Cranbourne Shire and among the earliest in the West Gippsland region. It demonstrates the earliest period of pastoral settlement and the detailed documentation of its long association with the Craig family adds to the understanding of the property although the house is currently stripped of most of its historic context. (AHC criteria A4, D2 and H1)
Technically, 'Quilly Park' is significant as a rare surviving example of an early type of house construction, which provides valuable evidence of how early settlers created shelter using local materials. (AHC criteria B2, C2 and F1)