Wrapper, butter; Fernleaf (New Zealand Dairy Foods Ltd); Late 20th century; 2010...


Wrapper, butter

About this object

Butter wrapper; a commemorative Fernleaf butter wrapper, celebrating 150 years of New Zealand butter exports. The wrapper is gold-coloured with text in blue, red, green and black.

Printed on the wrapper: Once upon a time butter came in one pound pads, just like the one you are holding. The local grocer would use a pound of butter to measure other foods such as flour and sugar. However, in 1976, New Zealand modernised to the metric system. A pound of butter is equivalent to 454 grams in today's measures.'


Fernleaf (New Zealand Dairy Foods Ltd)

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Date Made

Late 20th century

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Printed on wrapper: 'EXPORT QUALITY / FERNLEAF / Butter / CELEBRATING 150 years / of / NEW ZEALAND BUTTER EXPORTS / ...'


l 250mm x w 190mm

Subject and Association Keywords

animal culture, cattle, dairy processing. dairy products

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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