Remaining dairies of Taranaki

Below is the culmination of a  personal journey for Hubby and me when he bought me the book 'And Then There was One' which is a history of the Taranaki dairy industry. 

In 1963, the hundred or so little dairy factories dotted around Taranaki were combined into one big company, and we ventured around the Taranaki countryside to locate the buildings/remains that were thriving at 1933, finding 77.

A few have become private homes, some are, or were, other businesses. Sadly, most are in disrepair. If I were to win the lottery, I would save them all :)

Thank you, Hubby, for the research, the names, and all the driving!


The Furry Gnome said...

What a story of change!

Amy Franks said...

oh I love driving around on road trips and finding things like that, the unused buildings are quite fascianting.

Hetty said...

Your Hubby have worked really hard to collect al these pictures. I enjoyed seeing them and especially the unusual names! Groetjes,

diane b said...

That was mammoth project. Well done.

John's Island said...

Wow, an amazing compilation of photos! You really went the extra mile to photo all these locations. Nice work! Also, thank you for your recent kind comment on my blog. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Richard Lawry said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year from An Arkie's Musings. I have enjoyed reading your blog this past year.