Photograph, Framed Seaward Downs Dairy Factory; Blaikie, W.N; 1930-1940; WY.1990...


Photograph, Framed Seaward Downs Dairy Factory

About this object

This is a framed and glazed photograph of the Seaward Downs Dairy Factory with the staff posing out the front. The factory was built by Mr A. P. Schmidt in 1897, and Peter Cunningham was the first manager. Milk first arrived at the plant on the December 6, 1897 from the Campbell family across the road. Almost every farm in Seaward Downs supplied milk to the factory. On the 19th October 1940 the factory and plant was totally destroyed by fire, however, a new factory was built and in production by October 21, 1941.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Seaward Downs


Blaikie, W.N

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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

In pencil on reverse side of frame: 'WY 90 12' and on paper backing: 'WY.1990.12'


h 313 mm x w 845 mm x d 20 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Buildings and Structures

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Industry and Manufacturing

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Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, photographic paper, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, glass
organic, processed material, vegetal, sisal
inorganic processed material, metal, steel

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Public Domain Public Domain

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