Story: Farming in the economy

Eltham Dairy Co-operative (3rd of 3)

Eltham Dairy Co-operative

Entrepreneur Chew Chong established his first dairy factory at Eltham, in Taranaki, in 1887. However, farmers were attracted by the cooperative movement and their factories ultimately replaced private companies. These workers are making butter at the Eltham Dairy Co-operative around 1910.

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17625/eltham-dairy-co-operative (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008