The Old Butter Factory marks centenary with celebration

The Old Butter Factory is turning 100 and to celebrate the community is invited to a special open day on March 11.

The anniversary event will feature historical exhibits, demonstrations and photos of the Old Butter Factory and the early farming settlement of the Busselton area. 

Entertainment will be provided by local musicians and Acting Up Repertory Group will perform historical skits.

The Old Butter Factory Museum treasurer Nola Angus encouraged the community to join the occasion.

“The Old Butter Factory is so unique and iconic, Busselton is very lucky to have such a historical building,” she said.

“The anniversary event is about appreciating where we have come from and where Busselton has come from.”

The Old Butter Factory opened in 1918 and in 1926 was purchased by South West Dairy Produce Co-operative.

At the time, more than 700 farms were in the area.

Butter production in Busselton ceased in 1952.

The building now houses the Busselton Historical Society and Busselton Museum, which opened in 1975.

An invite only event will be held on March 10 for 135 former workers, their relatives and official dignitaries.

The 100th Anniversary year of The Old Butter Factory event will be held on Sunday, March 11 from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is $2 and food vans will be on site.