The Old Butter Factory’s centenary was celebrated with an official ceremony for former workers and families on Saturday and a community open day on Sunday.
The events attracted hundreds of people from throughout the South West.
At the private event, a commemorative plaque was revealed by Busselton Historical Society presidents Brian Slee, City of Busselton mayor Grant Henley and WA minister for heritage David Templeman.
Mr Templeman said it was a pleasure to attend the celebration and noted he had a personal connect to the factory, as a relation of former worker Vic King.
He told the crowd heritage was a crucial part of the Australian story.
“It is very important to remember the people – your family members who had deeply personal connections to this place,” he said.
“That’s an important part of our Australian story and we must never forget it.”
Mr Templeman also acknowledged the efforts of the Busselton Historical Society and the City of Busselton to promote heritage in the region.
“I would like to recognise the volunteers who are the ongoing storytellers, who reinforce these stories beyond the building, beyond the photographs and the artifacts,” he said.
“I want to salute these people, who every day turn these stories into a reality for visitors.”
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