Currently we are researching how the vat was constructed and used. It is presumed a metal “jacket” of some sort was placed inside the wooden structure. It was uncommon in Australia to have cheese made in a purely wooden vat.
Location: The vat is part of the Cobargo District Museum and is on permanent display.
History: The vat was donated to the Cobargo District Museum by Mr Oliver Green. It had been stored at his family’s Coolagolite property named “Greendale”. Coolagolite is a rural district a few kilometres east of Cobargo on the Cobargo-Bermagui Road.
Dairy Industry in Bega Valley
Cobargo local Dairy industry
CHEESE MAKING in Cobargo district
COBARGO BUTTER FACTORY History
Significance to Cobargo and the Bega Valley
POTENTIAL THEMES – TO BE DECIEDED
Settling and developing the region:
Family – Blacka – 1862 Mimosa Banks
Green - 1882
Pastoralism in the Bega Valley:
Home cheese making
Shipping from Bermagui
Bullock Teams to Bermagui
Photo: Bullock Horns – Tarlinton heavy horse teams
Bega Cheese Factory Museum – there is a similar but much newer vat on display at this venue.
Booklet: Manchester Unity – 100 years in Cobargo 1882 – 1982 written by Mr Ray Sawtell
Text and photographs prepared by and property of Cobargo District Museum Inc.
Contributors to this “library”: Beverly Holland, March 2019.
Acknowledgements, Rights and Permissions: Acknowledgement of Cobargo District Museum Inc. and Beverly Holland. © Cobargo District Museum Inc. All rights reserved
© Cobargo District Museum Inc. All rights reserved
This Bega Shire Hidden Heritage project has been made possible by the NSW Government through its Heritage Near Me program.
Any further information about object and any associated histories will be GREATLY welcomed and will be added to the above library of information. Please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org