Frank Hart at Laceys Creek Creamery ca. 1900

Frank Hart at Laceys Creek Creamery ca. 1900

The Brisbane Courier of 22nd January 1901 reported “…The splendid fall of rain at the head of the river at the beginning of last week has done an immense amount of good, and will be the means of increasing the milk supply to the creameries at Lacey’s and Terror’s creeks.  The milk supply, considering the past dry season, has kept up wonderfully well.  In many places in the district water for stock purposes is very scarce, and the cattle have to be driven some distance to water…”

The Laceys Creek creamery was built in 1897 on a 1 acre block of land on the corner of Laceys Creek and Baker Roads.  The land had been acquired from Rody Cruice Snr.  Milk was taken to the creamery twice a day to be separated.  Initially cream was sent to the Samsonvale Butter Factory then to the Silverwood Butter Factory in Terrors Creek after it opened on 14th September 1903.  It is not known when the Laceys Creek creamery ceased to operate.