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Co-operative Milk Factory : 20-October-2011
Co-operative Milk Factory : 20-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the meeting to establish a co-operative milk factory by farmers and soldier settlers in 1949.


Address:Carter & Bristol Streets, Katunga, 3640
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.999252
Long: 145.456849
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:18-May-1949
Actual Event End Date:18-May-1999


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1999
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On 18th May 1949 in a hall on this site, the Soldier Settlers and farmers of this area resolved to establish a Co-Operative milk factory in the Murray Valley Irrigation Area.

The Cobram factory, which opened on 21st May 1951, was the first factory of what subsequently became the Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Company Limited.  

The meeting appointed the following committee to apply for a factory licence.
J. Gemmell  Chairman
 J. Browning  Secretary  
R. Hosie, H. Garner, M. Buzza,
C. Woods, H. Wilkinson.

This plaque was erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that event.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au