Paper, butter; Owaka Co-Operative Dairy Co Ltd; 1923-1973; CT82.1624b
Paper, butterAbout 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.
processed material, paperInscription and Marks
Printed: 'CANOE / BUTTER / OWAKA CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY CO. LTD. PURE CREAMERY BUTTER 1 lb. NET'Measurements
l 270mm x w 119mm
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