Bag, oatmeal; Fleming & Co Ltd; [?]; CT81.1244f


Bag, oatmeal

About this object

Oatmeal bag; a cotton bag for 'Thistle Oatmeal', manufactured in Gore. The bag is printed in colour with: '5lbs net, Medium Cut, Thistle Oatmeal, Thistle Brand, High Grade Cereal Product, Trade Mark Registered, Fleming & Company Ltd, Gore, N.Z.' and on the other side: '"Prepared in the Creamoata Mills by Fleming & Company Limited, Gore, N.Z." Is Good To Eat'.
The Creamoata factory was the home of Fleming’s Creamoata, an oatmeal porridge that was the staple breakfast for thousands of New Zealand children for much of the 20th century. The mill was built in 1919 and was closed in 2001 when the overseas owners shifted the operation to Australia.


Fleming & Co Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Gore

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, cotton.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on front: '5lbs net / MEDIUM CUT / Thistle Oatmeal / THISTLE BRAND / HIGH GRADE CEREAL PRODUCT / TRADE MARK REGISTERED / FLEMING & COMPANY LTD / GORE, N.Z.' and on the reverse: 'THISTLE OATMEAL / "Prepared in the / Creamoata Mills by / Fleming & Company / Limited, Gore, N.Z." / IS GOOD / TO EAT'


l 325mm x w 190mm

Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, plant culture, field crops

Credit Line

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

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