Story: Government and agriculture

Edendale dairy factory

Edendale dairy factory

Edendale had been an unprofitable sheep station owned by the New Zealand and Australian Land Company. The company’s superintendent thought it would be more successful if broken up into smaller dairy farms. The Edendale dairy factory was built in 1882 and was the country’s first large-scale dairy factory. It took advantage of government prizes awarded to encourage the export of new products.

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How to cite this page:

Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Pest control, new products and incentives, 1876–1892', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18052/edendale-dairy-factory (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008