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Allansford Cheese World Museum Allansford, Victoria

The Cheese World Museum forms part of the Allansford 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 (map)
phone
+61 03 5565 3190
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Opening Hours

8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm Sunday

Entry Fee

Donation

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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Toy, projector

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Tin toy projector mounted on a wooden base. A box shape with a lens on the front has a removable lid with a fluted edge. In front of this is the film holder which has a carrier for the film, a winding mechanism, and a protruding lens at the front. This projector was lit by a candle inserted in the body. A baseplate with the manufacturer's name is on the front of the wooden mount.

Historical information

The Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. The projector is part of a collection of toys given into the care of Cheese World Museum.

Inscriptions & Markings

Fairymark/Made in Japan

Butter Mould

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Wooden, two pieces, five sided box and handled stamp.Box with dovetailed joints and two screws on long sides. Bottom rectangular has a central hole circular and six screws. Stamp has name in reversed capital letters with decorative line above and below, surrounded by a line border with stippled infill.

Inscriptions & Markings

'ARUNDEL'

Crockery, fruit set

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black hand-painted fruit set consisting of a large bowl and six small bowls. Each bowl has an individual fruit design and a gold-painted letter 'U' except one small bowl which only has the fruit design. The bowls have a gold rim.

Historical information

These hand painted bowls were the work of Ethel Mary Ellen Hose who married Albert Ernest Uebergang in 1917, who was an uncle of Ray and Joyce Uebergang. After leaving the family farm at Cudgee the couple moved to Surrey Hills in Melbourne. [Ref: p.228 The Uebergang Families in Australia] The donor, Heather Mclean, daughter of Charles Henry Uebergang, is a cousin of Ray and Joyce Uebergang. A visitor to the museum in March 2018 advised that the bowl with no 'U' was a replacement piece. It is unsigned and undated.

Significance

This fruit set indicates the work of amateur china painters and is in pristine condition.

Inscriptions & Markings

[on base] E M Uebergang/ 8/5/1923 [except for bowl with no 'U']

Typewriter

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black metal typewriter with moveable parts, carriage with a rubber roller. The keys are white with black lettering and silver surrounds. 10 extra push-in keys are situated at the lower front with a decimal tabulator attached to the base. Black and red ribbons on a spool.

Inscriptions & Markings

"11" in gold lettering on either side of the keyboard. RX80508 inscrtibed on a disc at the rear.

Belt joiner

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Heavy metal belt-joiner tool painted green with hinged pieces. Inside a brass comb-like piece is attached with three screws. A row of staples is inserted into the comb and a hook slides through to lock in place when repairing a belt. A flat section on the top is hit with a hammer to knit the metal staples together.

Historical information

Used by Ken Cathie in his mechanics workshop.

Inscriptions & Markings

GEM (on box)

Butter churn - Cherry T1

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Square wooden butter churn. Metal shaft on handle with turned wooden handle.

DVD - Dairy farming

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Full colour DVD cover with photographs of house cows with a rotary diary, Heywood cheese factory and cows walking along in a paddock.

Historical information

This tells the story of the dairy industry in south west Victoria through interviews with local farmers and workers at the Heywood cheese factory. Garry Kerr has produced a series of local history stories, initially for the Heywood [history group] and more recent items privately

Inscriptions & Markings

Dairy Farming A Hundred Years of Change/Produced by Garry Kerr

Diary - Charles H Uebergang Diary

Allansford 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.

Jar, stoneware

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Stoneware jar with stopper and wire handle. The cream body has instructions for use. From where the bottle slopes to the stopper is glazed brown. The stopper is rubber and the handle coiled wire.

Historical information

This jar was used by the Hunt family on their dairy farm at Cudgee.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stopper: 'Sharpe Bros Australia and New Zealand'. Body: Keep the Stopper Tight. This Jar is the absolute property and must be returned to Sharpe Bros. Australia & New Zealand Original and Largest Hygenic Brewer CAUTION. Persons Damaging Wilfully Retaining, Trading with or Misappropriating the use of this jar WILL BE PROSECUTED Sharpe Bros Trademark

Bowl - Colgate's shaving soap

Allansford 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)

Tin - Soft soap

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Tin of soft soap with push on lid. The tin has a blue background with white flashes containing text which is text outlined in blue. An elaborate design on the front with scrolls and flowers encases a star. The back has 2 crosses. Text in one of these is unreadable.

Historical information

Soft soap was used for washing hands.

Inscriptions & Markings

J KITCHENER & SONS/PTY.LTD/SOFT SOAP

DVD - On our selection: the women's story

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Full colour DVD cover featuring image of old hip-roof weatherboard house with front verandah and skillion roof to rear with stone chimney attached to outside. Corrugated iron roof is rusty. To the left is an outbuilding. Picket and wire fencing is in the foreground, background has large cypress tree to left and gum to right. At the bottom is a series of three black and white images showing (L-R) three women in working clothes and a woman holding a baby; woman chopping wood; woman milking cow with young boy standing beside her. The back cover is yellow with images of the seven women featured showing coloured images of the interviewees beside black and white images of the interviewees when young. DVD features the same images as the front cover.

Historical information

This is the story of the women of the bush, women who performed more than the traditional duties of wife and mother. They worked alongside their men, through good/times and bad and they were rare to complain. Six former country women of the Portland/Heywood district provide us with a snapshot of life as it was from the 1920's through to the 1960's. They speak about their own and their mother's lives, lives which have experienced the greatest material and personal changes in history. The story of the 'Remarkable Mary Stuchbery' details the struggles of a wife and family whose husband/father contracted polio shortly after returning from WWII service. Garry Kerr has produced a series of local history stories, initially for the Heywood [history group] and more recent items privately.

Significance

The material contained in these interviews provides a first-hand insight into the experiences of women who were involved in carving farms from virgin bush. Their recollections of work, social activities and opportunities for their children are an invaluable primary source.

Inscriptions & Markings

Garry Kerr's LOCAL HISTORY Series 5/On Our Selection/The/Women's/Story/Produced by Garry Kerr (front) WOMEN WERE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE BUSH/This is the story of the women of the bush [see historical information] ... Running time 74 minutes/Plus an additional 30 minutes of/'The Remarkable Mary Stuchbery'

Plate

Allansford 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

Book - Collins Street Directoryand Publice Guide: 8th Edition

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White hard cover pocket-sized street directory book with red cloth spine. The front cover has a blue and yellow background with title, contents, edition listed and a policeman in a blue uniform. The back cover has information in black print. Melbourne and suburbs maps throughout. 439 pages.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. This booklet was part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No. -not listed

Inscriptions & Markings

COLLINS' STREET DIRECTORY/AND/PUBLIC GUIDE/8th Edition/2/6 each/CONTENTS/ Suburban Maps/Street Indices/Public Buildings/Tourist Information and Holiday Notes/Weights and Measures/Postal Rates/Calendar/Conversion Tables/Justices of the Peace/And other useful and up-to-date matter

Wash trough

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Wooden double wash trough on wooden legs. Wooden splash back 8 cm wide. the left hand trough is stained blue. The square wooden legs are braced on either side at floor level. At each side of the trough, there are two iron rods to hold the wood in shape.

Smoker, bee

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Bee smoker consisting of a metal cylinder with a hook, attached bellows, and a hinged lid enclosed in a wire cage. The lid has a spout for puffing the smoke into the hive, and a covered air vent. Fuel is placed in the cylinder and ignited. A triangular wedge-shaped bellow with wooden sides and a leather insert is attached.

Historical information

Used by local apiarist J Laidlaw until the 1980s.

Washing machine

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Hand-operated washing machine consisting of a cylindrical barrel with a handle on either side, a wooden hand rail to one side on the top and three legs running down the outside. A conical plunger with a fluted apron is connected to the handle. A water outlet is in the base of the barrel.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lehmann's Patented Vacuum Washing Machine

Toilet set, ewer

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Large ewer with green rim and cream body decorated with swirling green stripes. The handle is green at the top changing to cream at the bottom. The interior is cream.

Historical information

Part of the Uebergang Collection. The ewer sits in a matching bowl and would have been used for ablutions in the bedroom. It has a matching bowl, soap dish and toothbrush holder..

Inscriptions & Markings

1796.1

Book - Pioneering Dairy Families

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White cloth bound book with chrome screw binding, green and cream Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company logo and title in green print; 12 laminated pages, full colour. Book printer details on sticker on inside back cover.

Historical information

Book developed from the Heritage Week 2011 display featuring some pioneering farming families connected with Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Ltd. The book was printed and launched at the 125th Anniversary celebrations of the factory in May 2013. Families featured are Anderson, Burke, Burleigh, Chislett, Kelly, Logan, Mahony, McConnell, Rea, Taylor, Uebergang.

Significance

Records the contribution of early dairy farming families connected with Victoria's oldest dairy processing manufacturer. The company was established in May 1888 and commenced commercial processing in November 1888. The company remained as an independent processor until early 2014.

Inscriptions & Markings

Spectrum Print Solutions/for all your printing needs/Shop2,377 Raglan Pde, Warrnambool/Ph 03 5561 5233 www.spectrum-oz.com

Bottle - Stone hot water bottle

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Brown stoneware cylindrical hot water bottle with dark brown knob at one end used as a handle; a round hole in dark brown on top used to fill the bottle, stopper missing; slightly flattened base to prevent rolling.

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 hot water bottle is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. Uebergang catalogue No.F61

Inscriptions & Markings

Uebergang No. F61 (on base)

Toy, sewing machine

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Hand-operated toy sewing machine has red metal base with name inscribed in gold; creamy-white plastic body has a gold scroll decoration with 5 red spots. The operating wheel is silver metal with a black knob on the handle. The working parts are silver-coloured metal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Little Betty

Bucket Yoke

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Hand carved wooden yoke shaped to sit around a persons neck and shoulders. The turned hand grips have lengths of binder twine tied on with metal hooks attached to the ends.

Historical information

Part of the Uebergang Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

[019]

Bottle top - Half pint cream bottle cap

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Photograph - Johann Gottlieb Adler c1880

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black & white photograph of barded man in suit with bowtie, mounted in oval mat in brown frame with plaster decorations.

Historical information

Portrait of Johann Gottlieb Adler, farmer, c1880. Adler came from Silesia in Germany to Port Phillip in 1848. His story is recorded in the Uebergang family history (The Uebergang Families in Australia 1848-1985, pp.43-48) which includes a list of descendants.

Toilet set, toothbrush holder

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Cream china toothbrush holder with green rim and green swirly stripes on body. Part of a toilet set consisting of bowl, ewer, soap dish and toothbrush holder.

Inscriptions & Markings

H1794

Photograph - Tooram Park homestead c1915

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black & white photograph on a cardboard mount showing Tooram Park homestead. The house has a white picket fence. A drain is in the foreground and is serviced by a stone culvert is in the right foreground. Two cars are parked in front of the house. The house walls are painted a dark colour. The verandah roof is striped dark and white. The timber decoration on the verandah, barge board and gable is white.

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. The Uebergang family purchased Tooram Park in 1912. It was part of the original Tooram run which was taken up in 1839/40 by John McMahon Allan. Allan held the property until 1860 after which it passed through several owners including John Orlebar, Thomas McLeod Palmer, Owen family. Tooram was famous for the cheese from its large dairy herd. The herd was hand-milked. Palmer employed Indian labour to undertake this task. In 1883 Palmer was charged with the manslaughter of an Indian worker but was acquitted. This case was extensively reported in the Warrnambool Standard. The Standard also featured a number of articles about Tooram [22 June 1882, 17 March 1883 to 15 May 1993, 30 October 1886, 22 October 1897, 11 May 1926, 8 June 1931]. The property remained in the Uebergang family until after Joyce's death in 1992.

Significance

Tooram is significant as it was one of the earliest runs taken up in the Warrnambool area. It was divided up following its sale in 1897. Tooram cheese was renowned. This photograph is significant as it shows Tooram Park homestead in its earlier days with the prolific timber decoration which was later removed.

Centrifuge, electric

Allansford 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

Manual - The Murray 'Vacreator' Vacuum Pasteuriser: a manual for butter makers

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

A buff coloured with brown print on the cover. A border of fine lines surrounds the text. There are explanatory diagrams throughout the book.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Murray Vacreator Vacuum Pasteuriser/A Manual for Buttermakers/Covering Type 'M', 'Junior' and 'Baby' Vacreator Vacuum Pasteuriser Units/with Compliments of Murray Deodorisers Ltd/CPO Box 885- Auckland, New Zealand/designed to treat the Cream of the world's butter

Textile - Camisole

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

White cotton camisole with crocheted front and back yoke. The yoke has a floral design with crocheted lace border edging and capped sleeves. The square neckline is decorated with picot crochet lace.

Historical information

Possibly worn by Mrs Myrtle Uebergang. Part of the Uebergang Collection.

Machine, rope maker

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Rope making machine consisting of a circular metal disk with four rotating hooks; cogs which turn the machine are visible on the inner side; and a curved metal handle with a wooden grip on the reverse side.

Historical information

Used on the Hunt property at Cudgee from the early 1900s.

Inscriptions & Markings

Continental Trading Corp Ltd, Chicago, USA. Patented July 1911. The New Era Rope Machine. Keep oiled.

Saucepan

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Aluminium double saucepan with two steel handles attached with three rivets and a hole in each and etched trade. The lift-off lid has a bakelite handle and a trade mark in a triangle featuring an image of a swan.

Historical information

This saucepan belonged to Doris Orr who mostly used it for heating milk.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid: SWAN BRAND/TRADE MARK BRITISHMADE On saucepan: SWAN BRAND/TRADE MARK BRITISH MADE

Book, laboratory notes

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Black exercise book with lined pages; white sticker on front cover showing dates used

Historical information

Kraft Walker commenced cheese processing at Allansford in 1935 under a lease arrangement with Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. This arrangement remained in place until Kraft officially ceased bulk cheese production at Allansford in February 1993. Kraft was responsible for farm collection of milk which was then shared between the two companies -Kraft for bulk cheese manufacture and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory for whole milk, milk powder and butter manufacture. Laboratory technicians tested milk and cheese during the receival and manufacturing processes to ensure a high quality product. Derek Shaw, whose notebook this is, was the first person in charge of the Kraft Allansford laboratory. He kept notes of testing undertaken and recorded results of anything considered unusual. This notebook is one in a series of 33. Les O'Callaghan commenced work in the laboratory as Derek Shaw's assistant and technician in charge following Derek's retirement. He too kept notebooks of test results.

Significance

Kraft laboratory technician/bio-chemist Les O'Callaghan was responsible for the introduction of a number of quality control measures which are still in use in the dairy industry today. Les was mentored by Derek Shaw. This note book provides an insight into the dairy processing industry at this period.

Inscriptions & Markings

LH/ 17/11/1938 / 2/5/1939

Book - The Kirk at Work

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Booklet with grey card cover within a striped border and title and logo of the Presbyterian Church printed in blue. Full title is 'The Kirk at Work in the Allansford Charge. Jubilee History 1862-1932. He hath not left himself without witness'. Motto reads 'Nec Tamen Conservata' -the burning bush that is not consumed.

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.

Significance

History of the local Allansford charge (group of churches) marking its Diamond Jubilee. The booklet details people and places connected with these churches during that period and contains a number of photographs of early church people.

Book - Away We Go

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

This children's book has a red cardboard cover with a picture of a boy and girl on a tricycle and the title Away We Go in beige and green print. The back cover has an advertisement for Brown & Polson's Corn Flour.

Historical information

The Percy Uebergang family lived at Tooram Park, Allansford from 1912 until 1992. Their children were twins, Ray and Joyce born in 1926 and lived at Tooram Park until their deaths, Ray in 1986 and Joyce in 1992. This children's picture book is part of the collection of items given into the care of the Cheese World Museum. The book belonged to Joyce Uebergang, daughter of Percy and Myrtle Uebergang. Uebergang catalogue No.M7

Inscriptions & Markings

Joyce Uebergang [on back cover]

Cheese press - Perfect Cheese company

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Booklet - Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Brown soft cover 12 page booklet 'Memorandum & Articles of Association of Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Ltd', with black border around the black text.

Historical information

The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Limited was established in 1888 at Allansford and remained as an independent dairy manufacturer until 2014 when it was taken over by Canadian company Saputo. The factory was burnt in 1929 and all records lost. This booklet is a reprint of the original.

Significance

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Company Ltd was the earliest dairy manufacturer registered in Victoria. Registered in May 1888, it commenced processing in November 1888. The Articles record the early rules of the company and some of those early people involved in the company.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Companies Act 1864/ Memorandum/ and/ Articles of Association/ of/ The Warrnambool Cheese/ and/ Butter Factory Company Ltd/ Warrnambool: / The Modern Printing Company, Koroit St/ 1932

Certificate - Nantwich International Show 1995

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Product award, red oblong certificate with black print from Nantwich Agricultural Society.

Historical information

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd commenced operation in 1888 and remained locally owned until 2014 when it was acquired by Canadian company Saputo. Subsidiary Warrnambool Milk Products exhibited items at various dairy exhibitions as a means of promoting and improving their product.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nantwich Agricultural Society Ltd/ Nantwich International Show 1995/ Cheese and Dairy Produce/ Cheese First Prize/ Class No DP 15 Exhibitor Warrnambool Milk Products (4) Karen L Wright Competitive Entries Secretary/ George Lawrence Society Secretary

Catalogue - To Dairymen & Agriculturalists: Milk Cream and Butter

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Blue covered catalogue booklet with white text and illustrations of a cow, separator, butter maker and butter slicer machines.

Historical information

This catalogue belonged to Alderdice Brass Foundry in Warrnambool. It was donated to the museum by John Downing from the foundry. The catalogue is for the firm of J Bartram & Son who were suppliers of dairy equipment. They were one of the earliest suppliers of mechanical milking machines in Victoria.

Significance

The catalogue is significant as it is from an early dairy supplier and shows early dairy equipment. The Alderdice Brass Foundry has been in operation since the 19th century.

Inscriptions & Markings

To Dairymen &/Agriculturalists/Milk/Cream/and/Butter J.BARTRAM & SON. PTY. LTD./586-588 BOURKE ST./MELBOURNE

Telephone

Allansford 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.

Certificate - The Victorian United Cow Test Association

Allansford 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

DVD - Heywood Cheese; an oral history on film

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Full colour DVD cover has photograph of Heywood Cheese factory and photographs of girls with calves, milk cans on a truck and workers in the cheese room, superimposed on a photograph of dairy cows grazing in a paddock. The DVD has the photograph of the cows grazing in the paddock.

Historical information

For many years the Heywood Cheese Factory was an important part of life for Heywood and district farming and a vital place of employment for up to 40 men and 10 women. The factory opened in 1939 as a subsidiary of the Portland Butter Factory before becoming a world renowned cheese making enterprise. It was felt important to document its history from the surviving factory workers, including dairy suppliers and milk truck drivers. We hear their stories of the long hours and hard work without penalty rates, travelling unsealed roads and mixed with their humour of the bygone days is an important acknowledgement of that era. [blurb on back cover]

Significance

This oral history provides significant material relating to the dairy industry in south west Victoria during the mid 20th century. The interviews give first-hand recollections of the interviewees involvement in the industry from a point of view of factory workers, milk pick-up drivers and farmers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Heywood Cheese/An oral history on film (front) For many years Heywood Cheese Factory was ... [see historical information] Edited by Garry Kerr for the Heywood Pioneer Wagon Shed/ Museum History Group who wish to gratefully acknowledge the/ support of the Victorian Government and Public Records Office/ Victoria for making this project possible. Duration: 70 minutes

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

Allansford 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

Toys - Mettoy toy typewriter

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Red tin typewriter with a blue roller carriage, metal bar to hold the paper and a knob at the end of the roller to turn the paper. A red and black inked ribbon is stretched across in front so that when the chosen letter is selected and the press bar activated, the letter types onto the paper. A yellow disk on top has the alphabet and numbers 2-9 around the outside.

Historical information

This toy belonged to Graeme McLeod and was used during the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was then used by his children during the 1970s and 1980s.

Inscriptions & Markings

METTYPE Junior/Place letter under pointer and press for spaces and to return carriage use arrow. [on top disk]

Water Filter

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Stoneware cylindical filter with glazed exterior surface with Australian Coat of Arms in the centre and concave limestone filter insert. Removeable lid with two handles. A chrome tap is inserted in a cork plug at the base.

Inscriptions & Markings

Number 4 (gallons) stamped on the rim. Cornwell's pottery Brunswick stamped on the base. W Candy and Fitzroy applied above and below the scrolls on the front.

Book - Under Bayard's Banner

Allansford 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

Book - Clotted Cream & Mangels: memories of the Logan family

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Grey cardboard-covered book with black printed title 'Clotted Cream and Mangels: memories of the Logan family' and a sketch of a farm shed.

Company Seal - Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co.Ltd. Original Company Seal

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

The seal is made of black painted cast iron. The flat base has a gold-painted border. The curved iron arm to which a wooden handle is attached has a swirling scroll pattern on the side. The seal component consists of a round base and a round iron stamp attached to the handle mechanism. The seal is housed in a glass case with a small name plate at the front.

Historical information

The seal was used in the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co Ltd office for stamping legal documents. It is not known when it became obsolete and housed in a glass case for safekeeping.

Significance

The Seal is historically significant as it relates to the formation of the WCBF in 1888 and used for legal documents. Until 2013 the Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory was the only remaining independently owned butter factory in Victoria. The company was taken over by Canadian company Saputo in 2013. It is artistically significant as the surface of the arm of this functional cast iron Seal features a gold design.

Inscriptions & Markings

Name plate: Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co Ltd 'Original Company Seal'

Tin, tea

Allansford Cheese World Museum, Allansford

Dark blue cylindrical tin with push-on lid decorated with a bronze ring around the top and bottom for retail tea sales. The tin was sold by retail firm Moran & Cato and is decorated with their name in large white lettering on the front, and the address in scrolls at the bottom. The firm's logo/trade mark is featured in a circle at the top with a flower design each side. The logo/trade mark has the letters M & C intertwined and the company motto in a scroll below. The tin was designed to be used for storage once empty and is marked on the back with the word 'Cakes' in a cream scroll across the centre. The top half of this side is light blue and the bottom half dark blue.

Historical information

This tea tin is part of the Uebergang Collection. The collection is the property of the 'Ray & Joyce Uebergang Foundation' and was held in store for several years before being transferred to the care of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Ltd's Cheese World Museum. The Uebergang family came from Silesia in 1848 and were early settlers in the Allansford area. The Uebergangs purchased Tooram Park in 1912 and lived there until it was sold following the death of the last member of the family in 1994. The family often re-used, recycled and repaired items. The tea tin is an example of re-use. Moran & Cato was

Inscriptions & Markings

Trade mark: We Keep Troth Moran & Cato's Pure Tea/Branches in all suburbs of Melbourne and throughout Victoria, Hobart (Tas). At base: Moran & Cato Pty Ltd/277 Brunswick St/Fitzroy. Distributors for NSW. Moran & Cato Ltd Sydney. Reverse: Cakes On bottom: A24

Trophy

Allansford 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.

Gaslight Holder

Allansford 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.