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Photograph - Black and White - Butter Sculpture

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Description
Two black and white photographs that have been laminated.
Size
postcard
Object Registration
0000
Keywords
butter sculpture, smythe's road, smythes, ballarat show, shaw, fisher, hamilton
Historical information
The Fisher family lived at Waterloo farm, Smythe's Road, near Ballarat. Alice Russell Shaw the daughter of Jessie Black Hamilton and John Shaw, married Albert Fisher in 1909 and had 10 children by him. They lived at Waterloo farm, Smythe's Road. Alice Russell Fisher (Shaw) was known as 'Queenie' Fisher. This family farmed in the Smythe's area for many years. They produced fine milk and butter. Jean, their second eldest child recalled that when they made the butter sculptures they used plenty of salt so that it wouldn't melt. They won first prizes at the Ballarat Show for the butter sculptures.
When Made
1923
Made By
Fisher family (Maker)
Significance
It is a rare example of home industry and creative endeavour.
Inscriptions & Markings
none
Last updated
12 Mar 2020 at 1:33PM