The Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company was located on Tozer Street from 1906 and in 1925 built one of Australia’s largest butter factories, a reflection of the region’s prominence in dairying. [taken from: Gympie and the railway, presented at the Gympie Heritage Forum, May 23 2012 by Sean O’Keeffe, http://bit.ly/2pAnocG]
The new Wide Bay Dairy Co-operative factory is opened in 1925. It was the biggest factory in the Southern Hemisphere.
Butter Factory: designed and built by Messrs. J. Wildridge & Sinclair (Brisbane), Ltd, Australia for the Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Association Ltd, Gympie. Capacity, 120 tons butter and 80 tons ice per week when working one shift of 8 hours per day for 6 days only. This photo was taken circa 1927. http://www.gympieregionthenandnow.com/