Advertisement in Northern Star

Advertisement in Northern Star, Lismore – 23rd August 1940

The advertisement reads in part “International owners since 1928, the Dayboro Co-operative Dairy Association Ltd. of Agnes Street, Brisbane use four International trucks in the fleet of delivery units which distribute the popular “Daybro” milk, cream and butter to their big army of customers, including Government institutions and hospitals… The International D-15 illustrated above is the latest addition to the Dayboro fleet.  During last December this truck delivered more than 5000 gallons of fresh milk to the Brisbane General Hospital…”   I wonder if they made a deduction in payment of the sign writer’s account for his spelling of Dayboro.

The Dayboro Co-op opened a depot in Agnes Street, Fortitude Valley in May 1928 for the delivery of fresh milk and cream to the metropolitan area.  In March 1933 “…The tender of the Dayboro Co-operative Dairy Association for the supply of milk to hospitals controlled by the board was accepted…”

During the time my husband was a boarder at Nudgee Junior College at Indooroopilly between 1945 and 1949, they received a small bottle of Dayboro milk on weekdays.  The depot was closed in October 1951 when the Co-op decided to end its city distribution.  They continued to operate the butter factory and milk chilling plant at Dayboro.  The factory closed on 30th June 1965.