Story: Farming in the economy

Edendale Dairy Factory 1895

Edendale Dairy Factory 1895

The Edendale Dairy Factory, shown here in 1895, was bult in Southland in 1882. It was the first large-scale plant of its type in New Zealand. In the early 1880s the government offered prizes for producers who developed new products for the export market, to reduce dependence on a single product: wool. In 1884 the Edendale factory won bonuses for exporting of 25 tons of cheese and 50 tons of butter.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Refrigeration and the growth of the dairy industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008