Whey Silo – 90,000 litre installed

Tanker  6

Tieman Tanker 17250 litre  1st bogey axle trailer


December. Purchase house and land at 482 Hovell St from Stanislaw Jakimionek. House demolished to make way for the new administration Building and electrical sub Station.

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January – Purchase house and land at 470 Hovell Street from Alan Hensel. House demolished to make way for loading bay in front of new factory.

1981 May Hensil demoliti285

50th Anniversary of Haberfields.

Tanker 50 years 1981 Ron Laurie Jock John 2

Laurie, Jock, John and Ron Toast 50 years of Haberfields with a glass of milk


Shop Ann Jock Laurie Ron John  50 years 1981

Below Founders Anne and Jock with Laurie, Ron and John with some products in old office


Start of a complete rebuild of factory and associated building on original and enlarged site.

March – Rent of storage space from Hume Warehouses Bridge Street.

May – Purchase 389 David St.  The back of the block required for new main factory.  Resident Joe Elias lived rent free in the house until his death at 99 years old.

9.5% Canberra raw milk Supply contract.

July – Small portion rear 411 David St (Ryans) purchased to open R-O-Way to Hume St.

New Tieman tanker designed for tandem drive prime mover and bogey axle tanker (20250 litre)


1981 Boogey Tanker and P244

New Cheese cool storage building erected west of right -of-way at rear of 403-409 David St. In foreground is the footings for the Engineers workshop and mechanics workshop.

39 Service building  floor  Dec. 1981


New administration building completed in Hovell St to accommodate Office, Shop, Laboratory and Staff amenities.

16 Administration Building August 1982

July – Transfer to new office block in Hovell Street

October -Haberfields Community fund cheque to Local Olympian.

1982Haberfieldsa Community Fund  Olympic Games

Nov -.Last packaging and deliveries of 600ml glass bottled milkMilk Packaging room Nick bottling milk 1980 foil lids

Milk Packaging Room David Checks Plastic  2 lts Bottles

Nov .-. 2 & 4 litre plastic bottles of milk commenced – first sales into Corowa

Shop Kim in Dairy Shop 1981

Nov. – Dairy Shop opened Kim  Waite  appointed manager


Finish of rebuilding

Tanker Fleet 1986xx

Oct. – Frozen Milk to Darwin – Northern Territory Milk Products – John Mare & Stewart

Northern Territorian Frozen Milk  October 1983

Nov. – Khancoban farmers supply DIA milk for Sydney through Haberfields.

Second milk storage silo with Stainless steel skin – 135,000 litres-.Manufacturer James Fabrications.1983 136000 lit. silo277

1983 136000 lit. silo278



10% Canberra raw milk supply contract

May – Fogg Bottle Filler purchased

1986 Fogg Filler547

Sept – 8251 NCR computer purchased for office use. IT professional Jim Furze employed.

Dec – First personal computer for general office use.



Milko Scanner for butterfat testing

Alfa Laval Separator (self cleaning)- 20,000 l/h

1986 Seporator541

August – Purchase of 419 David Street (cnr David & Hume) (Joe Everett)

House crn David & Hume st & old cottage next door & silos in


Sept – Alfa Laval Pasteuriser for market milk 12,000 l/h – old pasteuriser sent to Wodonga  factory.

1986 City milk pasteuris543

Nov. – 415 David Street Purchased (Evans)

“Shaykes” flavoured milk



June. Verticle Cheese presses installed – PLC controlled

1986 Verticle presses in538

Dec. Leased warehouse in Bridge St. destroyed by fire.



Jan- Purchase of Wodonga Factory site in Turner St. Melrose Industrial Park  from the Albury Wodonga development Corporation. Land was previously the site of a dairy farm.

1987 3 Land Works April  1 1987

Pad prepared for new factory

March – Refrigerated w/sale truck (Hino) with fibreglass body

May – – Wodonga factory built at Turner Court, Wodonga

Ian Haberfield on cheesemaker exchange at Gstaad cheese factory Switzerland.

Roland Gerber on exchange from Switzerland


Sept – Laboratory NATA registered. Haberfields laboratory results now recognised worldwide for exported products..



Jan – Incorporation of Swissfields Cheeses Pty Ltd – Joint Venture between Haberfields Milk Pty. Ltd. and Swiss Cheese Promotion Group from Switzerland.

Formation of Swisfields 29 April 1988.Ferdi & Josa, Habs, Sta

Swissfield board with Stan Jackling and George Krain

Jan – Andreas Eberle – Swiss Cheese maker arrives in Albury to Make Swiss style cheeses –         start of Swissfields production – Tilsit & Raclette. 2 year contract

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Haberfields Victorian Suppliers admitted to Vic Market Milk Pool.

Whey to Albury City Council Sewerage Treatment Works

Sept – test manufacture of Gruyer & Emmental cheese at Swissfields



Death of Anne Haberfield          20th January, 1989.     born 21st June 1911

Feb – Vic. Dairy Authority licence for Wodonga factory as “Dairy and Processor”

Staff car parking Hovell street next to Ron’s house. Land was previously the horse paddock.

New company logo – 2 cows


Haberfields/Swissfields Cheeses on the Australian Dairy Corporation stand at Anuga, Germany

Promotions  ANUGA Trade Fair 1989 3