Carnation Milk Ad from c. 1900

Carnation Milk Ad from c. 1900

Carnation Milk Ad from c. 1900

​The late Ken Gold forwarded this Carnation Milk advertisement to Dayboro District Historical Society Inc a little while ago.  Being a former dairy farmer from Samsonvale Ken could appreciate the humour.  The Gold family farm was one of more than 90 properties resumed in the late1960s and early 1970s for the construction of the North Pine Dam, also known as Lake Samsonvale, which opened in 1976.  

​Carnation Sterilised Cream, later known as Carnation Evaporated Milk, was created in 1899.  During the early twentieth century, Carnation Evaporated Milk became the subject of humorous, satirical rhymes.   It has been said this was a result of an advertising contest although such a contest never actually occurred. ​

Nestlé acquired the Carnation Company in 1985.