Story: Factory industries

Interior of a dairy factory, early 1900s (2nd of 2)

Interior of a dairy factory, early 1900s

Inside this dairy factory workers are shown processing milk into butter and cheese for local use and export. The skim milk residue, which would become a valuable raw material later in the 20th century, was taken away by the farmers. Factories such as this were set up by cooperatives across the country’s dairying regions.

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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Factories, 1880 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010