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Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« on: Friday 30 November 18 00:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Does anyone have any information. about the  Dairy place on North Rocks Road, North Parramatta, N.S.W. in the 1950's/1960's.  Was it "Dairy Farmers".  Could you buy milk there?  Any information on the orchards in the area also.
Any information would be most helpful.  thanks.

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 November 18 01:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Does anyone have any information. about the  Dairy place on North Rocks Road, North Parramatta, N.S.W. in the 1950's/1960's.  Was it "Dairy Farmers".  Could you buy milk there?  Any information on the orchards in the area also.
Any information would be most helpful.  thanks.

United Dairies  ADD  I have removed the live link, but the suburb is North Rocks  :) 49 North Rocks Road, cnr Speer Rd, North Parramatta/North Rocks.  :)

Orchards ... mostly were owned by individual family groups.  If you have access to online electoral rolls, you will find many listings have Orchardist as occupation.  ... Right through the Dundas Valley,  Telopea, etc... 

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #2 on: Friday 30 November 18 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Yes, you could buy milk there, however, you needed your own pail and cash transactions only, no ticking it up. All Pails needed a lid,  and had to be a gallon at least.  Their gill, your Pail. 

As per one of my rellies, formerly an orchardist of Dundas Valley, now retired.

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #4 on: Friday 30 November 18 02:02 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n42/   General local history,  :)  :)

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #5 on: Friday 30 November 18 10:43 GMT (UK) »
Thank you majm, Can you explain what you mean with "their gill, your pail"?
My husband, as a boy, bought the family milk there.  Wanted to check the name of the. company. He thought it was Dairy Farmers so you have helped correct that memory.

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #6 on: Friday 30 November 18 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Yes, 

The customer buying the milk had to bring their own container for the milk.  Milk was sold by the gill which is an old measurement.  One gallon is same as eight pints.  One pint is same as four gill.  The stainless steel measuring tool was used by the staff to dip into their vat and measure out into the customers pail ... bucket / billy can  etc.

I remember that a gill would be used by the lady at a milkbar at the refreshment rooms on country railway stations when making milkshakes...  this would be 1950s 1960s ... Australian weights and measures were Imperial until mid 1970s metrificated them. 

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #7 on: Friday 30 November 18 11:02 GMT (UK) »
So the hygine rules around milk were very strict.  By the milk factory using their own equipment to serve the milk to the customer those rules were upheld.  The milkmen selling door to door sold by the bottle.  Different coloured tops for full cream or skimmed etc.  Milkmen delivered bulk milk to grocers who also retailed it by the gill .... again strict rules for hygine... and prosecutions for adding water to 'water it down'

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Re: Dairy Farmers at North Rocks Road, North Parramatta in 1950's/orchards
« Reply #8 on: Friday 30 November 18 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks majm, that clears it up.  Much appreciated.