Wooden box containing dairy inspection equipment

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland

Description
Wooden box with metal clasp
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Box wooden box
Measurements
L513 x W238 x H272 mm
Media/Materials description
Wooden box with iron alloy hinges and clasp
History and use
This wooden box contains a dairy inspector’s kit owned and used in Queensland by Frederick James Watson who was a Queensland government dairy inspector for the Agriculture and Stock Department (later known as Department of Primary Industries) on the Atherton Tablelands in the 1920s and 1930s. Watson was responsible for introducing pasteurisation to dairy production on the Atherton Tablelands.

Queensland became known as the ‘dairy state’ during the economic depression of the 1930s, with dairying being the most widespread agricultural activity in the state. Between 1936 and 1941 dairying was Queensland’s second most profitable export industry.
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Registration number
H49413

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