Stick Shed

Colloquially known as the Stick Shed, this wheat storage shed was built in 1941-42, to store grain which could not be exported during the war years. The shed is comprised of 56 rows of 10 poles to support a roof 19metres at the ridge and 270metres long by 60 metres wide. When full it held 3,381,600 bushels of wheat. No longer used for storage it is a tourist attraction open during Murtoa's Big Weekends.
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Murtoa Stick Shed toppling stick

Murtoa Stick Shed toppling stick

Murtoa Stick Shed exterior

The Murtoa Stick Shed is located in the Murtoa grain terminal, adjacent to the elevator tower and railway line. Its sheer size makes it a dominant feature of the landscape.

Murtoa Stick Shed interior

Murtoa Stick Shed interior

The Cathedral of the Wimmera - Murtoa's Big Stick Shed

The Cathedral of the Wimmera – Murtoa’s Big Stick Shed

The top conveyor belt in the Murtoa Stick Shed

The top conveyor belt in the Murtoa Stick Shed

Digging footings for elevator-housing tower at Murtoa Stick Shed

Digging footings for elevator-housing tower at Murtoa Stick Shed - Wimmera Stories: Murtoa Stick Shed, Enduring Ingenuity - Culture Victoria

Aerial view of The Stick Shed and grain silos from the Wimmera Mail-Times

Aerial view of The Stick Shed and grain silos from the Wimmera Mail-Times

The interior of the Stick Shed, probably early 40s, taken by the State Rivers & Water Supply Commission.

The interior of the Stick Shed, probably early taken by the State Rivers & Water Supply Commission.

The Boarderers' concert at  the Murtoa Stick Shed. Murtoa Big Weekend 2015. Wimmera Mail Times photo.

The Boarderers' concert at the Murtoa Stick Shed.

'Ploughing at Murtoa' outside the Stick Shed, probably early 40s, taken by the State Rivers & Water Supply Commission.

'Ploughing at Murtoa' outside the Stick Shed, probably early taken by the State Rivers & Water Supply Commission.

The Stick Shed was awarded National Heritage status when it was the 101st place to be listed in October 2014

The Stick Shed was awarded National Heritage status when it was the place to be listed in October 2014

A cappella group 'Ginger & Toni' perform in the Stick Shed during Murtoa's Big Weekend 2014

A cappella group 'Ginger & Toni' perform in the Stick Shed during Murtoa's Big Weekend 2014

Murtoa Stick Shed, loose tin sheets from the roof

Murtoa Stick Shed, loose tin sheets from the roof

Remedial repair works in the Murtoa Stick Shed

Remedial repair works in the Murtoa Stick Shed

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