Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company

Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company.

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]

Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Association, Butter Factory

Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Association, Butter Factory

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/

Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company Butter Factory, Gympie, 1924

Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company Butter Factory, Gympie, 1924

Butter Making at the Wide Bay Dairy Co-operative's Gympie Factory in the 1920s

Butter Making at the Wide Bay Dairy Co-operative’s Gympie Factory in the 1920s

Directors & Managers Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Co., Ltd., 1917

Directors & Managers Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Co., Ltd., 1917

The Gympie Times Thursday 4 May 1978 page 1

The Gympie Times Thursday 4 May 1978 page 1