Our Family Heritage

Our family heritage started with great great great Grandfather Gustav Adolf, who arrived on The Ohio from Hanover Germany. He arrived in 1849 with his two brothers and got a job in a butcher shop in Adelaide. After Gustav had saved enough money he went to Burra in South Australia, where he set up a burrow and would sell to the local residents. Unfortunately, a local butcher shop owner damaged his cart in an effort to rid the town of this new competition. The local residents felt sorry for Gustav and became his clients, causing his fortunes to change.

Our Family Heritage

Our family heritage started with great great great Grandfather Gustav Adolf, who arrived on The Ohio from Hanover Germany. He arrived in 1849 with his two brothers and got a job in a butcher shop in Adelaide. After Gustav had saved enough money he went to Burra in South Australia, where he set up a burrow and would sell to the local residents. Unfortunately, a local butcher shop owner damaged his cart in an effort to rid the town of this new competition. The local residents felt sorry for Gustav and became his clients, causing his fortunes to change.

He grew the business and his two brothers joined him, starting a real butcher shop and eventually purchasing land. Gustav owned a station and bread lamb for sale, and went on to expand to two stations.

When the drought came and hard times fell, he lost one of the farms. He worked hard and eventually became a well-respected grazier in the region, owning four stations which he passed onto the family. He built a magnificent family home, with one of the farms remaining in the family six generations later.

He grew the business and his two brothers joined him, starting a real butcher shop and eventually purchasing land. Gustav owned a station and bread lamb for sale and went on to expand to two stations.

When the drought came and hard times fell, he lost one of the farms. He worked hard and eventually became a well-respected grazier in the region, owning four stations which he passed onto the family. He built a magnificent family home, with one of the farms remaining in the family six generations later.

His grandson, our grandfather Peter, married the very spirited Constance Mary in the 1930’s.

The inspiration for the company came from Constance Mary herself. They lived on a Station in South Australia near Whyalla called Teganani, where they farmed the land.

Mary started her own Milk run in the township of Whyalla late in the 1930’s, and her milk run through the small township ensured she was up early whilst men and woman delivered the milk to the homes and shops in the township.

His grandson, our grandfather Peter, married the very spirited Constance Mary in the 1930’s.

The inspiration for the company came from Constance Mary herself. They lived on a Station in South Australia near Whyalla called Teganani, where they farmed the land.

Mary started her own Milk run in the township of Whyalla late in the 1930’s, and her milk run through the small township ensured she was up early whilst men and woman delivered the milk to the homes and shops in the township.

This was a period just after the depression, on the eve of the second world war. Australia was a very different Country and most folks were just surviving, with this income likely helping the family make it through.

Mary was different, and she lived a short life as she passed away at age 56 as did her mother.

Grandma Constance Mary is the inspiration for our new generation to create our own story. Mary must have faced hard times, hot days, no refrigeration, difficult logistics and deliveries. Mary purchased milk from their dairy, and with it brought her story to life. We acknowledge the hard work she put in, and we cherish our heritage as our inspiration to build our own story.

This was a period just after the depression, on the eve of the second world war. Australia was a very different Country and most folks were just surviving, with this income likely helping the family make it through.

Mary was different, and she lived a short life as she passed away at age 56 as did her mother.

Grandma Constance Mary is the inspiration for our new generation to create our own story. Mary must have faced hard times, hot days, no refrigeration, difficult logistics and deliveries. Mary purchased milk from their dairy, and with it brought her story to life. We acknowledge the hard work she put in, and we cherish our heritage as our inspiration to build our own story.

Family heritage grants knowledge and courage, and acts as our inspiration. Since starting in 2012 we have faced hardships in realising our dream to own our own milk company and build on our heritage. We draw from our heritage and their hard work to build our own story and contribute to the family story of agriculture.

Family heritage grants knowledge and courage, and acts as our inspiration. Since starting in 2012 we have faced hardships in realising our dream to own our own milk company and build on our heritage. We draw from our heritage and their hard work to build our own story, and contribute to the family story of agriculture.