Small wooden butter churn made for or by the Cavedon's in the 1930s. The Cavedon family owned a tobacco and dairy farm in Eurobin, Victoria. In 1963 they began farming Angus beef cattle instead of dairy cattle, they also cultivated peppermint from 1991 and farmed emus from 1993. The farm was sold in 1998.

Remigio Cavedon emigrated to Australia from Italy arriving in 1924 aboard the ship Palermo. He worked in Melbourne for three years and later settled near Myrtleford where he established a tobacco farm in 1928 in Eurobin. His wife Rosa [nee Bettale] and their three children Maria Giacinta, Giovanni Costante and Gino migrated to join him in 1927. Two other children, Deni and Nelli Elda were born at Bright, Victoria. Giovanni Costante married Olga Andreetta in 1948.

Physical Description

Small wooden butter churn consisting of a long rectangular box, a wooden lid and a wooden agitator. The box is reinforced at each end with a wide metal band, and has a square opening at the top and a handle with a hole so that it can be hung from a wall. The lid is removable and has a tapered handle and a hole in the centre. The agitator has a long handle and a cog shaped attachment at one end.

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