Shed of Sticks

Posted on : August 5, 2011

Murtoa’s Stick Shed

This shed is possibly the most interesting example of construction in Austrlia. This iconic shed in Victoria has recently been “renovated” for a cost of $1.2 million. There were lots of people against the renovation for space reasons and money that may have been better spent. But the end result is an eye opener as you can see from some of the photos below.

Murtoa Stick Shed 1

The shed is 260m long, 19m high with 2.5m sides. it is held up by 560 unmilled timber poles. It was built in 1941 for wheat storage. There were originally two built (the other was twice as big) and there were plans to build a third. The larger was demolished in the early 1970s. A similar stick shed was pulled down in Parkes, NSW. The Murtoa shed is the only one of its kind remaining in the southern hemisphere. (kindly copied from http://www.kitezh.com/texts/murtoa.html )

Murtoa Stick Shed 2
The Murtoa Stick Shed spans the length of five Olympic swimming pools and the roof is not fixed but held down by wire?

 

Murtoa Stick Shed 3

And if you’re planning a holiday in Victoria – heres the location for the Stick Shed.

Murtoa Map

Also lend you support to Leigh (details below) who needs all the help he can find. Would make a great ICON for “The Mens Shed Group” – maybe Julia’s husband should join in the support group.

Leigh Hammerton
PO 77 Murtoa 3390
Ph 03 53852422
Email:murtoan@bigpond.net.au

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  1. The Good Old Days said...

    […] Good Old Days Just found this shed in an article called the "Shed of Sticks" and the last of it's kind in Australia, Will go next year and visit this if it's still there? […]

  2. Slim said...

    Simply amazing construction

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