Tour Alstonville

Alstonville Butter Factory

Former Alstonville Butter Factory

Located adjacent to Maguire’s creek on Ballina Road, the building you will see today is not timber but brick. In 1904 a group of local farmers formed a new co-operative called “Alstonville Co-operative Refrigerating and Carrying Company”. This was a successful enterprise and in 1923 the Northern Star newspaper tells us that “a new brick building will be built onto the front of the old factory”. In 1930 the factory changed hands again when it was amalgamated with the well known NORCO cooperative. It finally closed as a butter factory in 1946. Since then the building has been used to manufacture caravans, as a peanut processing factory and currently houses a furniture and a hardware store.The building has been professionally restored and it is worthwhile looking inside.

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