Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Location: Victoria, Australia

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Museums Conference

Linda has been across at the Museums Australia (Victoria) Conference at Ballarat. If you have always had a sneaking desire to attend one (this was the first!), you can check out the posts on her blog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Out with our Banner

We have flashed out and purchased ourselves a banner. Here we are (that is Stuart from Maffra and Judy from Stratford), at the Maffra Mardi Gras yesterday. It looks so professional due to the wonderful work of Paula from the Gippsland vehicle Collection. Thanks Paula!

Our Dairy Factories of the former Maffra Shire book is now out and available, along with research notes on the Briagolong Cheese Factory and on the Heyfield Butter Factory.

So we are at work on notes on the Avon Shire factories (due out in May), and Maffra Milk Trucks and Tankers (Due out in October).

Busy, busy, busy!

The Details:

Dairy Factories in the former Maffra Shire: Research Notes. 72 pages, comb bound, $12.00 posted.

Briagolong Cheese Factory: Working Notes. 21 pages, comb bound, $6.00 posted.

Heyfield Butter Factory: Working Notes. 97 pages, comb bound, $15.00 posted.

All available from the Society, P.O. Box 321, Maffra, 3860

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Milk Tankers book

Our Milk Factories book is all ready for release on Saturday, at the Mardi Gras. Do drop by and see us.

During its production we have realised just how good the collection is for Milk Truck and Milk Tanker photographs so, combined with "Doc" Doherty from the Gippsland Vehicle Collection, we are working on a book just for them, for release in October.

Above is a Vulcan truck, from Alan Geary's excellent collection of photographs that we hold.

Stand by for more details as we work on the book.

Do YOU have any milk truck photos that we can copy?