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This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator.
Heather Arnold.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cora Lynn Cheese Factory

The Cheese Factory at Cora Lynn is  a prominent landmark, and as you can see by the date on the factory, it was established in 1910. This photograph was taken in 1998 and it has since been refurbished. I have tried to find out the exact date of the opening, but can only conclude from the following newspaper reports that it was either December 1910 or January 1911. The factory was extended in the 1930s and in 1932 had around 500 regular suppliers, however it was closed in the late 1940s. 

The Argus Wednesday, August 3 1910 page 6

Tenders were accepted in October 1910 to build the factory.
The Argus Saturday, October 15 1910 page 20
The Factory was under construction in December 1910.

Berwick Shire News   Wednesday, December 7, 1910.

The factory had just been completed in January 1911.

The Argus, Tuesday January 31, 1911 page 6.
From Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

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