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Negative - Mirboo North, Victoria, after 1926 Image Reg. No: MM 5894

Description Of Content:
The Mirboo North Butter Factory. This was the third butter factory built in the town, and was constructed in 1926.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from M. Halliday, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural produce, butter factories, commerce, dairy foods, food preparation
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Organisations Depicted: Mirboo North Butter Factory
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Mirboo North, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925


rob waycott Posted on 16 Jul 2010 2:54 PM
Date given is wrong. The Mirboo North Butter Factory depicted in this image (the third butter factory built in the town) was constructed in 1926.
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Jul 2010 12:54 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thank you for providing a specific date for the construction of this dairy and that it was the third constructed for the town. The date refers to the date of when the photograph was taken; when we don’t have specific dates we use "circa" to provide a general date range either side of the date indicated - this date could fall anywhere between 1920 and 1930.

We will amend the collection record to incorporate this new piece of information, however until we can confirm a date of when the photograph was taken we will still need to keep it generalised to "After 1926". We would, of course, welcome any further assistance in providing a more accurate date, or date range. It would also be helpful if there was further information about the history of this dairy – why was this the 3rd one constructed?

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