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Fraser Dunster Illawarra NSW History Store

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Surnames/tags: Illawarra, NSW, dairy Industry New South Wales Australia
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The goal of this project is to pool sources and resources for the history of dairy farming and dairy farming co-operative societies in the Illawarra District, southern New South Wales, Australia. Family tree profiles I'm building with dairy farming history include Dunster, Fraser, McGill, and Sharpe, though of course there many other influential dairy farmers in this area, and I welcome the addition of information related to those people. Townships in the area include Wollongong, Shellharbour, Albion Park, Kiama, and Gerringong.

Right now this project just has one member, me, John Fraser.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and welcome your help.

  • Google Illawarra and southern New South Wales Dairy farming cooperatives
  • Research family groups in Shellharbour history
  • Add information on what is now Killallea State Park and Reserve, and the beach called "The Farm" by surfers. For many years this was my uncle's dairy farm.

Will you join me and contribute? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!







"Shepherds: and the Tale of the Gander, the Pheasants, and the Hats. A compulsive Search, a Compelling Journey. Investigating the branches of the Dunster, Stratford, and Thornbury Families, and their Associates." Robyn J. Musgrave. Self Published, National Library of Australia, ISBN 978-0-9803066-1-3

https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=4010&context=lhapapers (PDF) https://museum.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/dairying-illawarra-cooperative-central-dairy/ Look for Albion Park Dairy Co-operative Factory, believed to be the very first dairy farmers co-op in the region

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I had been going to the Killalea dairy farm since I was a child when my father Bill would visit his brother John. There was a beehive between the interior and exterior walls at the southern end of the structure, the family never disturbed it to my knowledge. Later after I became a (mediocre) surfer, it was bittersweet to go back to surf, and look up the hill where the house used to stand. There's more specific history on what is now the Killalea Park or Reserve in the links above.
posted 12 Oct 2021 by John Fraser   [thank John]
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