Historical information

The churn was used by Elise Weston (nee Trahair) at Barwidgee Creek and Myrtleford in the immediate post-war period. Prior to this time it was in the possession of the Trahair family on their family farm where a small dairy herd met family requirements.


The churn represents an aspect of self sufficient living in rural areas outside township boundaries. It assisted households to meet family needs using simple processing technology and more so when surplus butter could be sold on in local markets.

Physical description

An upright clear-glass butter churn with screw-on metal cap, handle and gears. The churn mechanism is fully enclosed.

Inscriptions & markings

"Daisy" brand with "3Qt" inscribed in the glass.