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Cheese World Museum Allansford, Victoria

The Cheese World Museum forms part of the Cheese World Tourist complex on the Great Ocean Road, 45 minutes' from the 12 Apostles and 15 minutes' from the coastal city of Warrnambool. Adjacent to the Cheese World complex, the Museum is full of mementos that shine a spotlight on the farming industry with exhibits dating back to the early days of Australia's dairy industry. It features an amazing array of cheese and butter making implements and relics of everyday farm-life are on show.

Contact Information

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5330 Great Ocean Road Allansford Victoria 3277 (map)
phone
+61 03 5565 3127

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Opening Hours

9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday

Entry Fee

Free entry

Location

5330 Great Ocean Road Allansford Victoria

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The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory was first established on this site in 1888 and has continued to grow to become a major contributor to the local economy. The Museum shows the history of the company and the growth of the local dairy industry from the early 1900s to today. In addition to the dairy history displays the museum also houses a motor museum, including a wide range of engines and motoring accessories donated and maintained by the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club.

Significance

The collections demonstrate historical aspects of Victoria's dairy production and manufacturing industry. The collections also have social significance because they connect local people and families with the district's history.

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Bottle top - Half pint cream bottle cap

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Jug

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Royal Doulton china jug with a shallow pouring lip and cream handle. The outside is fully decorated in brown and green colours with a leaf pattern around the neck and below is a wooden building among trees with figures dancing around.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. The jug was part of the collection of kitchen items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.H553

Inscriptions & Markings

Royal Doulton/D2780/England/H553

Photograph - Faragher family -4 generations

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black and white photograph of three women and a child. The old lady seated on the right is wearing a long sleeved dress/jacket with beaded bodice and a brooch at the neck. She has a white lace cap and net mittens. The woman on the right is wearing a tailored suit. The jacket has four buttons closure and two buttons on the turned back cuffs. A white blouse with wide pointed collar completes the outfit. The young woman at the back has her hair parted in the centre with plaited buns over the ears. Her frock has a self-fabric sash at the waist, six covered buttons down the front and decorative panels at each shoulder edged with beads. The wide white pointed collar sits on the shoulders. A white insert at the neck has a brooch attached. the child has long hair and wears a one piece outfit with short legs and buttons at the shoulder. His long sleeved shirt has a wide collar. He wears dark socks and button-up shoes.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This photograph is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.A220 Four generations of the Faragher family -great grandmother Jane Trigg (seated right), grandmother Sarah Wright (seated left), mother Elsie Faragher (standing at back) and baby Stan Faragher (seated centre front). Elsie Wright is Myrtle Uebergang's sister. There are two copies of the photograph -one a loose mounted copy (pictured), the other was framed. The wooden frame cost 3/9. A duplicate copy in the frame is on display.

Photograph - Johanne Christiane Adler (nee Uebergang) c1880

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black & white portrait of woman wearing a dark top with pale jabot and a close-fitting bonnet tied in a bow under the left ear. The photograph is mounted in an oval mat in a brown wooden frame with plaster decorations.

Historical information

Portrait of Johanne Christiane Adler, nee Uebergang, c1880. Christiane's story is recorded in the Uebergang family history (The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985, pp.43-48) and includes a list of descendants. A companion portrait of her husband Johann Gottlieb Adler is also in the collection.

Vacuum cleaner

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Upright hand-propelled vacuum cleaner has a canvas bag suspended by a spring with stencilled brand name and two rear wheels.

Historical information

Used by the Uebergang family of Tooram Park, Allansford.

Inscriptions & Markings

Vacuette Special/ Model C Serial number 597887 Distributed by Sole Distributors/Vacuette Distributing Company, London Stores bldg., Melbourne, Australia/Guaranteed service.

Plaque

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular gold Perspex plaque from Demo Dairy with black writing and a silver border mounted on a wooden base.

Historical information

Awarded to Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Ltd as sponsors of Demo Dairy. Demo Dairy was set up by the Department of Agriculture as a practical means of demonstrating dairy management and farm development techniques and dairy focused research.

Inscriptions & Markings

WARRNAMBOOL CHEESE/ AND BUTTER FACTORY CO LTD/ BRONZE SPONSOR/OF/DEMO DAIRY/3RD NOVEMBER 1996

Pump, dairy vacuum

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Milking machine chain driven vacuum pump made of cast iron, marked on the circular cylinder cap with an identification number.

Historical information

From the dairy farm of Leon Miller, Swans Lane, Allansford

Inscriptions & Markings

209

Separator, dairy

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Melotte brand milk separator with red cast iron base and silver-coloured tin milk container and a separating can. A milk float sits in the top. The steel handle has a wooden grip.

Inscriptions & Markings

Melotte/ Supplied by T Robinson and Co Pty Ltd Spotswood Melbourne

Butter printer

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Wooden Eureka brand butter printer and weigher with dovetailed corners on the bulk butter box, wooden rollers for moving butter along once cut and wire cutter.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This butter cutter is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. It was in the early 1900s for hand-use in home dairies or small factories.

Significance

An example of an early butter packaging machine.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eureka/J Bartram & Son/sole makers Uebergang No. U027

Centrifuge, electric

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Round green metal container with opening lid. Inside houses a spinning rotor with 20 test tube holders around the outside in two circular rows.

Historical information

This Babcock tester was used in the laboratory at the Kraft cheese factory, Allansford. When it was superseded it was passed to one of the users of the machine, Les O'Callaghan, president of the Warrnambool & District Historical Society who placed it in the historical society collection. In 2009 when the historical society premises were upgraded there was insufficient room to store the tester so it was donated to Cheese World Museum. The machine was used to test the butterfat content of milk. Prior to dairy factories coming into existence farmers made butter individually on farms. There was no need for milk testing until farmers supplied factories for payment. Payment was based on a gallon of milk weighing 10lbs (pounds) and this led to richer milk, containing a high degree of butterfat for use in buttermaking, being paid at the same rate as lesser quality milk. In 1890 Stephen Moulton Babcock, an American professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed a method of determining the amount of butterfat in milk, thus providing a standardised and fairer system for payment. Babcock Test Process 1. 18 grams of milk (17.6ml) was put into a test tube 2. The same amount of sulphuric acid was added 3. A centrifuge at 50ºC was rotated at more than 900 revs per minute 4. The fat floating on top of the liquid in the test tube was measured The Babcock Test provided fairer compensation to farmers and also helped produce a consistent product for consumers. It also allowed for selective breeding when dairy herd testing evolved. ‘The Babcock Test is so simple that it can be used by any careful person, and it is inexpensive to operate. From the very beginning it was so complete in every detail that no change has had to be made in it.’ (Babcock Test http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wki/Babcock_test 31 March 2009)

Inscriptions & Markings

7173 BABCOCKTESTER 190

Kitchenalia - Knife sharpener

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

A metal device with two sharpening discs enclosed attached to a brown wooden circular base. A U-shaped metal handle angles up from the base. The base has a paper label which has deteriorated and is unreadable. The knife is sharpened by drawing the blade across the central slot.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This knife sharpener is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.F 24

Butter cutter

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Gold-coloured metal butter cutter on 4 legs with winding handle, a box for butter and a wheel on a threaded spindle. The metal handle is connected to a geared cog and when turned pushes a metal plate in the butter box which forces the butter through a star-shaped hole and the wire drops to cut the shaped slice of butter to the determined size.

Historical information

No known provenance.

Inscriptions & Markings

BUT AP ATTA

Vacuum recorder

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Phillips Rurakura Vacuum Recorder in a wooden box with lid, metal hinges and fastening clip, screw adjustment and name plate on outside. Inside has a clockwork-operated recorder with pen device to roll of paper.

Historical information

Used by first Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd Field Officer, Bruce McLaren, for on-farm testing in the Allansford area to check the amount of suction in milking machines.

Inscriptions & Markings

Internal: Trade mark Empel E.M.P. Engineers Ltd PO Box 5125, Hamilton, NZ Aust. Pat. 209 510. NZ Pat. 112 486. External: Empel Phillips Ruakura Type Vacuum recorder, Makers E.M.R. Engineers Ltd. PO Box 5125, Hamilton NZ

Cheese Box Stencil

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular copper cheese box stencil, P.W.Uebergang- Tooram Cheddar Factory, Western District. 6mm round hole in top left corner.

Significance

This cheese box stencil is part of a large collection of items from the Uebergang family relating to early dairying in Allansford, Victoria. The Uebergang collection as a whole is of local significance according to the following criteria: .Potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Victoria's cultural history .Strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons. .Special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, if importance in Allansford's history.(Lesley Alves December 2009)

Inscriptions & Markings

Imprinted Makers name - Quirk & Morton, 411-415 Lt Bourke St, Melbourne. Catalogue number yellow sticker 015, Ink 015.1 Stencil - P.W.Uebergang, Tooram Cheddar Factory, Western District.

Certificate - The Victorian United Cow Test Association

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White gloss card certificate with black and gold print

Historical information

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd commenced operation in 1888. It operated as an independent company until taken over by Canadian company Saputo in 2014, which acquired 87.92% of the company's shares. Warrnambool Milk Products, a subsidiary of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, entered products in industry awards as a means of both measuring product beside competitors' products and promotion of their own products.

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Dairy Products Award/Gold Award/Category -Cheddar Cheese Semi matured/1996

Cooler - Dairy cream cooler

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

A steel cream cooler with a trough mounted on top of a rippled rectangular section. The trough has 10 small holes in the base, which allows the cream to filter over the rippled faces. Water ran through the centre of the washboard to cool the cream. There are two outlets at the side, one to attach the to the water source, the other to an outlet.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This cream cooler is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. See reference in Chandler catalogue p.167 Uebergang catalogue No.N17

Inscriptions & Markings

Joyce [in raised lettering on both sides at the top. Uebergang No. N17]

Manual - How to operate the ABC Spinner

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Blue heavy paper cover with black lettering and an illustration of Model 60. Full title is 'How to operate the ABC Spinner -Spins Away Water -Spins Away Dirt. The Porcelain Washer -Manufactured by Altofer Bros Company Established 1909 Peoria Illinois Contents include parts price list and instructions for use'

Historical information

Donated with the ABC Spinner washing machine

Cheese press - Perfect Cheese company

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Stainless cheese press machine with three steel supports and two threaded rods will spring tension wheels to screw down to pressurise the hoops containing cheese.

Historical information

Perfect Cheese Company was founded in 1930 by newly-arrived Italian migrant Natale Paquale Italiano. The company specialised in traditional Italian-style cheese but also produced Greek, Cypriot and Maltese origin cheeses. The cheeses were sold in Australia and Italy with all products being matured and non-processed. The company remained in operation until the early 2000s.

Significance

This cheese press is significant as it represents the machinery used by an early cheese production company.

Inscriptions & Markings

J & T YOUNG AYR UK

Plate

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Bone china plate with a hand painting of "Tooram Park" homestead and cheese factory, Allansford. The roof of the house is red, the walls are green and there is a picket fence in front of the house. The cheese factory is cream.

Historical information

This plate was painted for Ray and Joyce Uebergang by Helen McNaughton in 1985. The McNaughton family were sharefarmers on Tooram Park during this period. It was given to Cheese World Museum as part of the collection belonging to the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation.

Significance

This plate provides an image of Tooram Park at a given period.

Inscriptions & Markings

H.McNaughton, 1985 - on the back of the plate 'TOORAM PARK'/ALLANSFORD

Trophy

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Silver plated cup,with silver stem and base and two dragon handles. The ornate design on the reverse of the cup shows a cow in the middle of an oval shape surrounded by floral patterns.

Historical information

First known trophy won by Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory at the Villiers and Heytesbury Agricultural Association 1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Awarded to Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Coy limited/VHAA Annual Show/November 14,15 1894/56lbs of butter made/up with black/ horse salt.

Book - The Chislett Story

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Red cardboard covered book with title in gold print within a fine gold border detailing the history of the Chislett family.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This book is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The Chislett family were early district settlers. The book was compiled for the family reunion held at Allansford on 7 March 1982. Wendy Boyle wrote the preface.

Inscriptions & Markings

Family History of George and Hope Chislett and their descendants. 288 [written inside front cover]

Washing Machine - ABC Electric Spinner Dryer

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Cylindrical spinner with a square metal top wash tub, with gyrator agitator in the centre and lid with two hinges. The green and tan tub has red writing 'ABC Spinner'. Tub and spinner are mounted on a triangular base. The spinner has a downward sloping plate at the front.

Significance

Believed to be on of the first combined washer/spinner machines

Inscriptions & Markings

ABC Spinner in red writing on the tub.

Cheese mould

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Round galvanised steel cheese hoop with strap handles soldered to the sides. The round lid has 6 holes.

Historical information

Possibly part of the Uebergang collection. The moulds are placed under pressure during the maturation process with excess moisture being forced out through the holes in the lid. This is one of a set of moulds with a size range 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 40lb, 80lb.

Book - Under Bayard's Banner

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Green cloth hardbound book with gold print title 'Under Bayards Banner: a Story of the Days of Chivalry' and a in black print picture of two knights. On the spine the title is in gold print, the author's name Henry Frith, in black and a picture of a couple. On the back cover there is a black spray of leaves. The book includes eight illustrations by E Blair Leighton. There is an ornate book plate on the fly leaf which has a border of pink flowers on three sides.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This bookis part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.K51 This book was school prize donated to Percy Uebergang in 1899 whilst a pupil at Cudgee State School.

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Percy Uebergang/ Class IV/ SS No.105 Cudgee/ 23-6-99

Plate - SAC Braun & Blanchard

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White china plate with navy decorative edge of leaves and flowers and a logo in the centre. The logo has a belt with the company name circling a red flag with a white star.

Historical information

Part of the Uebergang Collection. Braun & Blanchard were a shipping line which operated out of Chile. A photograph of the remains of their wharf in Puerto Natales, Chile was posted on-line in 2013.

Inscriptions & Markings

S.A.C. BRAUN & BLANCHARD '022 Patent' (on base)

Jar - Pottery cream jar

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Small urn-shaped stoneware cream jar with blue shield-shaped label printed on the front, featuring a logo of a cow's head in a circle with double line around it.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. The cream jar was part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.O 30 Carrick's Cumberland Dairy is a UK firm located at Low Row near Brampton.

Inscriptions & Markings

CARRICKS CUMBERLAND/ DAIRY CO LTD/PURE/THICK CREAM/ FRESH DAILY/ LOW ROW/ ASPATRIA

Book - Allansford 1855-2006

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Blue covered paperback book with blue text for title 'Allansford 1855-2006'. An image of the shop and houses is superimposed on a washout of the same image.

Historical information

An update of the earlier book 'Allan's Ford: Allansford' by original author Graeme McLeod. The original book was produced to mark the 125th Anniversary of Allansford and its school and the update for the 150th Anniversary of Allansford Primary School. The book records the history of Allansford from its settlement by the Allan brothers in 1839 with an overview of the development of the town, the school and the surrounding small schools which became a part of Allansford & District Primary School, businesses, sport and recreation, public buildings, some pioneer families and John Murray MP and Premier of Victoria.

Significance

This is the only record of the town of Allansford and provides an overview of the history of Allansford and its development.

Milk weighing machine - Perfect Cheese company weighing machine

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Large metal machine with cast iron with a cast iron frame and a stainless steel rectangular bowl in a cradle. The round weighing scale at the top shows a weight scale up to 1100 pounds. A mesh stainless steel baffle strains the milk.

Historical information

Perfect Cheese Company was founded in 1930 by newly-arrived Italian migrant Natale Paquale Italiano. The company specialised in traditional Italian-style cheese but also produced Greek, Cypriot and Maltese origin cheeses. The cheeses were sold in Australia and Italy with all products being matured and non-processed. The company remained in operation until the early 2000s.

Significance

This weighing machine is significant as it represents the machinery used by an early cheese production company.

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in England Birmingham - AVERY SOLE AGENTS

Stencil - Bag stencil 'P W Uebergang Allansford'

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular tin stencil with cut out Uebergang name and address. The front is blackened through use and the top section has been whitened afterwards. A square hole in the top corner is used for hanging the stencil on the wall.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This stencil is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. It was used to mark bags of produce leaving the Tooram property. Uebergang catalogue No.A27

Inscriptions & Markings

P W UEBERGANG/ ALLANSFORD A27 [Uebergang No.]

Plate

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Large blue and white porcelain plate with a floral border and finished with a fine blue line around the rim. An inscription sits in the centre of the plate. The base has three fine lines around the rim and two holes on the rim to hang the plate.

Historical information

The plate was presented to WCB on the occasion of the official opening of the joint project Great Ocean Ingredients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Congratulations on the official opening of Great Ocean Ingredients Friesland Campina Dorno 27th May 2009

Telephone

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Dovetailed wooden case of walnut colour. Telephone with bakelite mouthpiece attached to the front with four screws and a metal plate keyhole to the left. A bakelite handpiece with a black and white cord attached to the left hand side.The phone box with two bells attached to the top is joined to a backboard. A winder is on the right hand side. "Workings",including magnets, intact inside the box.

Inscriptions & Markings

EB L1 L2 BATT printed on the edge inside the box.

Milking Machine - LKG Steam Operated Machine

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Cone shaped metal pail with a carry handle attached near the top and a tipping handle near the base. Removable top has pulsator mechanism which sealed the pail. Brass cover plate

Historical information

This machine was the first double action (suction and pulsator) milking machine. This method is still in use today. Invented by Alexander Gillies,of Terang.

Significance

The LKG milking machine is of State significance because it represents a high degree of technical achievement. It demonstrates the innovation developed by a Western District farmer, Alexander Gillies, that enabled dairy farms throughout Victoria to move successfully from hand milking to machine milking, thus contributing to the mechanisation of one of Victoria's major rural industries. Source: Cheese World Museum Significance Assessment, Lesley Alves, December 2009

Inscriptions & Markings

Brass cover plate inscribed Trade Mark LKG. Metal disc inscribed K136.

Coathanger

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Orange varnished curved wooden coat hanger with wire hook damaged on one end

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This coathanger is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Cramond and Dickson was a large department store located on the corner of Liebig and Timor Streets Warrnambool trading from 1856 to 1973.

Inscriptions & Markings

Black ink engraving -Tailors & Outfitters Cramond & Dickson Warrnambool/ Made in Germany

Photograph - Kraft Walker Cheese Pty Ltd Garvoc Branch factory

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black and white photograph showing timbered building with iron roof and turned wooden finial on the gable end. There are three timber ventilation ducts on the roof. The gable end has sign Kraft Walker Cheese Co Pty Ltd Garvoc Branch. A concrete block addition is at the front. A tray truck with milk cans is in between the main factory building and the outbuilding.

Historical information

The Kraft Walker Cheese Co Pty Ltd entered into an agreement with Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company in 1935 whereby the Kraft company leased premises from WCB. This arrangement remained in place until the 1990s. WCB took over the Garvoc factory in the 1920s. It became outdated and was eventually demolished.

Document - School test -arithemetic Grade VI

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

A single page printed in black ink on dull orange coloured paper with tests arithmetic, grammar and composition for Class VI, No.65, 1904 composed by the Education Department, Victoria.

Historical information

The Uebergang family came from Silesia to Australia in 1848 and were early settlers in the Allansford area. The sons and other descendants also purchased farms in the area. The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992 after which the property was sold. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. The collection of items from their property was put into store for a number of years before being given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The family often re-used, recycled and repaired items and examples can be seen in the museum. This item is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The Victorian Education Department compiled set tests for schools. This test aimed at Year 6 students dates from 1904 and includes some complex written arithmetic problems, grammar analysis and an essay on 'Clothing'.

Significance

This test sheet is significant as an example of the level expected of Class VI students in 1904.

Inscriptions & Markings

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA/CLASS VI/No.65, 1904/WRITTEN ARITHMETIC/ … /GRAMMAR/…/COMPOSITION

Stereoscope

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Wooden frame with two-lense metal viewer. The metal viewer is an oval shape with an etched pattern and suede-covered edge. A removable wood and metal attachment has two wire holders for the stereograph cards. There is a folding spindle-shaped wooden handle attached to the base with a metal fitting. The stereograph is housed in a black cardboard box with 'Rose Stereographs' on the lid. The double-image stereo cards are stored separately.

Historical information

Part of the Uebergang Collection (H49). This would have been used by Ray and Joyce Uebergang as children during the 1930s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Base: PAT'D APR 20 1897 SEP 20

Butter Churn - Taco butter churn

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Taco butter churn with square clear glass jar with round mouth and round green painted metal lid with a small wedge of airholes. The lid has a round turning mechanism with attached wooden handle. A shaft with a metal paddle goes down into the jar to beat the cream. A paper label is attached to the bottom.

Historical information

These glass churns came in several different sizes. A 3 and 1/2 pint vessel could churn 2 pints of cream into butter. A similar glass churn is advertised in the mail order catalogue for D & W Chandler Ltd, Melbourne. Issue No.49, page 168. Listed as 'Butter machines (Glass) Makes butter equal to the best wooden churn, and quicker. Prices-2 qts, 9/6; 3 quts, 13/3; 4 qts, 14/6 each.'

Inscriptions & Markings

'Taco Burnley England' on turning mechanism on lid, 'British Foreign Pats Pending' on reverse. 'Made in England' imprinted on base. Paper label attached to base 'Kraft Foods Ltd' 'M.G.'

Butter Roller

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Cylindrical wooden roller with an imprint of the word 'Australia' across the centre. Rectangular relief patterns are around the roller with ridged edging. A 4cm section is recessed underneath to a depth of 1.5cm. A decorative emblem is carved into each of the corners of the recessed section.

Cheque Book Butt - Cheque Butt Book No 2

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Small cheque butt book with yellow covers, buff coloured cheque with pre-printed numbers. Cheques handwritten in ink 10 August 1886 TO 11 October 1887. One of 10 cheque butt books.

Historical information

Records payment amounts and receiver of cheques of the farm business and household expenditure of C.H.Uebergang and family.

Significance

Part of the Uebergang Collection, original documents. of C.H.Uebergang and the Bank of Victoria, Warrnambool

Inscriptions & Markings

C.H. Uebergang/Allansford written in indelible purple pencil; Bank of Victoria/ Warrnambool[in ink at top of first page.

Gaslight Holder

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Pressed steel black ornate gaslight holder with two swirls- one above and below each other and cast iron flowers attached to the upper support. valve to turn the gas on and off.

Diary - Charles H Uebergang Diary

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Photocopied booklet of Business Diary of 'Charles Henry Uebergang of Cudgee' held together with one staple.

Historical information

Charles Henry Uebergang was the grandfather of Ray and Joyce Uebergang and this diary was acquired as part of the Uebergang Collection. The diary notes items about business and family.

Separator, dairy - Lister CR70

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Textile - Bed jacket

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White cotton bed jacket with scalloped satin stitch edging and cut work with butterfly motif lace insertions. Front closing with press studs and a tie. Cap sleeves with a V-shaped slit and butterfly motifs either side.

Historical information

The Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 to 1992. The bed jacket is part of a collection of items relating to rural life in the mid 20th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

201 (on tape at the side)

Toilet set, soap dish

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Cream china soap dish with lid and drainer. The dish has a lip decorated in green with swirling green stripes on body. The lid has a green D-shaped handle with swirling green stripes to match dish. A white china drainer with green rim and 7 drain holes sits on the inside rim. Part of a toilet set consisting of bowl, ewer, soap dish and toothbrush holder.

Historical information

Part of the Uebergang Collection. Used by the Percy Uebergang family.

Book - Successfull Dairying in Australia

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Grey hard cover book with full colour picture of a jersey cow and title printed in black on the front cover. The inside back cover contains a paper lift-up model of a cow showing its skeleton and internal organs.

Historical information

This book is part of the collection donated by Leon Garner. It provides information relating to the dairy industry covering topics such as planning, breeding, choosing dairy cattle, feed crops, care of milk and cream and herd health. It covers all areas of Australia.

Significance

This book is an early manual for Australian dairy farmers.

Inscriptions & Markings

639 (stamped on front page)

Table - Cheddar cheese table

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular wooden table with trough top, two rounded handles at either end and four legs with stays at either end; has been lime washed on the outside.

Historical information

Believed to have come from Tooram where it was used for cheese making. Tooram commenced cheese manufacture in the mid 19th century in a purpose-built bluestone factory beside the homestead. It was initially set up by Pierce and a long article in the Warrnambool Standard describes the factory and its processes. Cheese production continued through changes of ownership until the 1930s when the Uebergangs ceased making cheese on site. The table was auctioned at Panmure and purchased by 'Flapper' Clarke of Panmure who donated it to the museum in 2012.

Book - Attendance Book -Director's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd -Oct 1932 to 28 Feb 1985

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rectangular commercially printed portrait orientations hard bound account book with green paper tape on spine; covered in gold paper with sticker on the front adhered with sticky tape; typewritten label in capital letters ATTENDANCE BOOK with decorative typed underlining. The early entries are in ink and change to ballpoint pen for later entries.

Historical information

Commercial account book used to record attendance at board meetings of the directors of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Limited including special board meetings. Meetings were held at Allansford and Garvoc. Signatures of directors between November 1932 and February 1985 are recorded. M Burke was chairman during this period from the first entry in 1932 until June 1953. Other directors at the first recorded meeting were James Burleigh, RP Harney, JP Logan, JC Mattinson, TC Blain; WA Anderson was absent. James Burleigh was another long-term director retiring in June 1960. Final entry is 28 February 1985 when John F Anderson was in the chair; directors were JP Mahony, Anthony Rea, James McKinnon, MG Carey, Charles j Wines, Douglas J Logan. A second attendance book is also in the collection.

Significance

This Attendance Book is important because it is the earliest known original record of directors' attendance at board meetings as previous records from 1888 were destroyed in a fire in 1929. It also records the succession of families from father to son to the board.

Inscriptions & Markings

[Board] Meeting held at Garvoc factory 17th November 1932

Photograph - Ray and Joyce Uebergang c1960

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Studio portrait of Ray and Joyce Uebergang standing in front of the draped curtain. Joyce is wearing a floral dress and long coat with matching hat. She has a handbag over her left arm and is carrying gloves. Ray is wearing a double-breasted suit.

Historical information

The Uebergang family came from Silesia to Australia in 1848 and were early settlers in the Allansford area. The sons and other descendants also purchased farms in the area. The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992 after which the property was sold. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. The collection of items from their property was put into store for a number of years before being given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The family often re-used, recycled and repaired items and examples can be seen in the museum. This photograph is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Ray and Joyce Uebergang (on reverse)

Book - Merry and Bright

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Children's picture book with full colour cover featuring a yellow border. The front cover shows two Negro children sitting on a gate; the girl is dressed in blue with a yellow headscarf, the boy is dressed in yellow striped trousers, red and white spotted shirt and is playing a banjo. The title 'Merry and Bright' is red with yellow shadowing. The back cover shows two boys in a bedroom boxing one another, together with a wee black and tan dog.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. This book is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.M1704 The book was given to Joyce Uebergang as a Christmas present from her aunt.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Joyce from Auntie Aggie Xmas 1933/This book belongs to Joyce Uebergang

Bowl - Colgate's shaving soap

Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Round black Bakelite shaving soap dish with screw-top lid and three small legs; paper label on lid.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Percy and Myrtle Uebergang's children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 who lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. Neither Ray nor Joyce married and following the death of her brother Joyce set up the Ray and Joyce Uebergang Foundation which supports the local community. This shaving soap dish iis part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.F33

Inscriptions & Markings

Colgate's (on centre of lid); COLGATE'S SHAVING BOWL (on base)