Paper, butter; Owaka Co-Operative Dairy Co Ltd; 1923-1973; CT78.993c
Paper, butterAbout this object
Butter paper; several sheets of waxed, butter wrapping paper printed with the logo of the Owaka Co-operative Dairy Co Ltd. The wrappers are for Canoe brand pure creamery butter and feature an image of a Maori waka full of paddlers.
Dairy farming seemed at first the only possible way of making a profit out of farming. Cream was made into butter on individual farms. Then in the 1890s, small milk skimming or butter and cheese factories were founded. On 1st January 1923, the Owaka Co-Operative Dairy opened. It was a modern factory that served a wider area. The factory began receiving cream and producing pure cream butter marketed with its distinctive label.
processed material, paperInscription and Marks
Printed in blue: 'OWAKA CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY CO LTD / OWAKA / CANOE BRAND / PURE CREAMERY BUTTER / ONE POUND NETT'Measurements
l 266mm x w 196mm (each)
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