Story: Arable farming

Creamoata factory, Gore

Creamoata factory, Gore

This factory was the home of Fleming’s Creamoata, an oatmeal porridge that was the staple breakfast for thousands of New Zealand children for much of the 20th century. The Sergeant Dan figure, seen here on the side of the building, was used to promote the product. The mill was built in 1919 and was closed in 2001 when the overseas owners shifted the operation to Australia.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Markets and processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17605/creamoata-factory-gore (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008