ON A quiet stretch of road in Yorklea, near Ellangowan, stands a small, unassuming building with an oversized roof and cattle peacefully grazing in the long grass around it.
You could be forgiven for thinking it was just an abandoned shed as an old tractor, piles of timber and bricks are cluttered around it and its doors and windows have long been shut.
But this small building was the home of award-winning cheese and was part of the property known as Laureldale, purchased by Charles Oliver in 1915.
Charles settled at Laureldale with his wife Lilly and their seven daughters and two sons, after coming out from England.
"There were eight of them in eight and-a-half years," descendant Roy Munro laughed.
"My uncle Stewart Oliver and I believe the other uncle, Rece Oliver, built the cheese factory.
"They handmade the square bricks to build the factory."
According to a family history booklet on the Oliver family, the cheese factory was built on concrete blocks with a veranda all round.
It is the only building still standing today where Laureldale used to be.
"My mother (Stewart and Rece's sister) used to work like a man and could turn her hand to anything," Roy said.
"Her name was Doris Lilly Oliver."
Doris became the main cheese maker, having been trained at the cheese factory at Frederickton.
The factory was a fair way from the dairy and milk was taken from one building to the other by trolleys.
The family booklet said five, 10 and 40 pound cheeses were made and won many prizes at places like the Casino Show and Alstonville Show.
"My mother won a gold medal twice at Alstonville for making cheese," Roy said.
"She would sell her cheese around the place."
After his wife Lilly died in 1923, Charles returned to England to visit family in 1926.
While he was away his daughters closed the cheese factory and sold the equipment.
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