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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
Two photographs / postcards of the Orbost Butter Factory. 1250.1 is a a photograph of several horse-drawn wagons outside a large wooden building.There are several men on top of the wagons, seated and standing.
1250.2 is a postcard with a photograph of the butter factory taken from the north side showing the two storeys with a person standing at a door on each level. There are horse drawn carts behind a wooden fence and several men standing on the front verandah with one man at a top window. On the back of this postcard is a hand-written letter.
Object Registration
1250
Keywords
dairy-orbost orbost-butter-factory
Historical information
The photographs show the Butter Factory at Orbost in 1892 and 1906. The postcard is addressed to Miss N. Cameron C/- Mrs H. Nixon of Picnic Point Bairnsdale.
The Orbost Butter and Produce Co. Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893 and was an important source of income to the Orbost district.
The first shipment in about 1893 to England went rank and was only good for axle grease on wagons and carts.The milk was brought to the factory by horse and dray.Most people would take the whey home for their pigs,which were abundant on the farms in the Orbost district. Mr John Gilbert is the man second from the left in 1250.1.
When Made
late 19th century - early 20th century
Made By
Ward Bros (Maker)
Significance
Postcards form a vital part of social and historical records for researchers. These cards are photographs of the Orbost Butter Factory.
The Orbost Butter and Produce Co. Ltd was registered on June 1st 1893 and was an important source of income to the Orbost district.
Inscriptions & Markings
1250.1 - on front - Orbost Butter Factory Ward Bros Sale
1250.2 - on front - Butter Factory Orbost
on back - " 27/11/06 Dear Girls Yours to hand you should have had a letter from me yesterday. Glad you wrote to Miss Alexander. Hope ypou have a good time out there. ??? meeting a success, Mother"
Last updated
18 Jun 2019 at 2:33PM