Kōrero: Agricultural processing industries

First purpose-built dairy factory

First purpose-built dairy factory

New Zealand’s first purpose-built dairy factory was built at Edendale, near Invercargill. It produced its first cheese in 1882. Butter made there went to Britain as part of the first shipment of refrigerated produce, also in 1882.  Edendale factory is shown here in 1895, when it was a two-storey wooden building with insulated walls. By the the 2000s it was a huge plant producing a wide variety of dairy products.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-0607-1/4-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Dairy processing in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25151/first-purpose-built-dairy-factory (accessed 6 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010