Paper, butter; Owaka Co-Operative Dairy Co Ltd; 1923-1973; CT82.1624b

Name/Title

Paper, butter

About this object

Butter paper; a sheet of Owaka Co-operative Dairy Co Ltd, Canoe brand butter paper. Printed in blue and red with 'Canoe Butter' and a small red waka motif.

This is the later design for the Owaka Canoe Brand butter paper. It was printed in large rolls as the factory moved to more advanced production.

In 1965 a new butter patting machine of Swiss manufacture was installed in the factory.

Every week boxes of butter were transported to Balclutha and Kaitangata as well as local stores. By 1973, the number of farms still dairying declined to the extent that the Owaka Dairy Factory closed in 1973.

Maker

Owaka Co-Operative Dairy Co Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1923-1973

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Owaka

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Inscription and Marks

Printed: 'CANOE / BUTTER / OWAKA CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY CO. LTD. PURE CREAMERY BUTTER 1 lb. NET'

Measurements

l 270mm x w 119mm
Medium

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"

Object Type

Packaging

Object number

CT82.1624b

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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