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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

Two black and white photographs that have been laminated.
Object Registration
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
Made By
Fisher family (Maker)
It is a rare example of home industry and creative endeavour.
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Last updated
20 Jun 2020 at 2:48PM