Trove Tuesday: Opening of the Gumeracha Butter Factory

Trove Tuesday: Opening of the Gumeracha Butter Factory

December 18th, 1889 was a big day in the history of the little farming town of Gumeracha, as it was opening of the butter factory. Housed in what was originally a flour mill that William Beavis Randell built in the 1840s, it was his son William Richard Randell (the one that was the River Murray pioneer navigator), that later converted it to be used as a butter and cheese factory.

So for today’s Trove Tuesday post I’m highlighting the the article in the South Australian Register from 1889 that mentions the opening of this Butter Factory.

This article in Trove (Australia’s most-awesome digitised newspapers website) does a great job of telling the details of the opening …

Trove Tuesday - Gumeracha Butter Factory

”Opening of a Butter Factory”. (South Australian Register, 19 December, 1889), p.6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47290601

the Gumeracha Butter and Cheese Factory

the Gumeracha Butter and Cheese Factory, c.1900

Randell's Mill as a bed and breakfast place, in the 1980s - formerly the Butter Factory

Randell’s Mill as a bed and breakfast place, in the 1980s – formerly the Butter Factory

 

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