The arch of welcome at Clyde during the jubilee
celebrations of the Dunstan-Manuherikia goldfields. - Otago
Witness, 27.11.1912. Copies of picture available from ODT
front officer, lower Stuart St, or www.otagoimages.co.nz.
Another step in the history of the dairying industry of
Otago was made on Thursday evening, when the official opening
of the Taieri and Peninsula's new cheese factory was
In order to keep abreast of the time, and also to cope with
the annually increasing supply of milk the Taieri and
Peninsula Milk Supply Company lately purchased the premises
owned by Mr D Malcolm, the intention being to convert the
building into an up-to-date cheese factory.
The building is now practically complete, and presents an
attractive and thoroughly up-to-date appearance.
The floor of the making room has ample working capacity for
two large vats, and the entire building has been raised three
feet from the ground and placed upon cement piles, on top of
which are heavy railway rails, which bear the weight of the
The curing room has been lined throughout with tarred paper
and four-inch lining boards, while the cavities between the
studs have been packed with shavings, thus assuring a cool
even temperature. Outside the building everything has been
arranged and built according to the latest approved methods.
The whole building, both inside and out, is neat and
• Clyde, November 18: The jubilee celebrations of
the Dunstan-Manuherikia rush may be said to have fairly
commenced at Clyde today, though the more important functions
that have been arranged do not take place till tomorrow and
the succeeding days. The Otago Central train left Dunedin
with an extra carriage and a full complement of passengers.
In every carriage the red badges of the Gabriel's Gully
jubilee were everywhere conspicuous, and the fine upstanding
figures of most of the wearers indicated the type of physique
fitted to battle successfully with the stern difficulties and
privations of pioneering days on the goldfields. For
convenience of accommodation a proportion of the visitors
left the train at Alexandra and will be brought over to Clyde
by special train tomorrow.
An idea of the number of visitors may be obtained from the
fact that one hotel alone has arranged to accommodate 80, but
it must be admitted so far the influx has not been so large
as was expected.
Accommodation was provided for 200 diggers, from whom
responses to circulars had been received, but so far less
than half that number have put in an appearance.
Disappointment is being expressed that the public bodies in
Dunedin are not better represented. The secretary (Mr H E
Stevens) anticipates that fully 40 more pioneers will arrive
from the country districts tomorrow morning.
- ODT, 19.11.1912.