Milk delivery in 1950s Australia

A milkman delivers milk to a woman at her home in 1950s Australia.

I’m going to take the National Museum in Canberra at their word about copyright and post this here!

Whenever people decades older than me do one of those Remember When? nostalgia posts, the milk delivery thing always comes up. Of course, teenagers today would have a hard time getting their head around it, but it’s not as far in the past as people seem to think. I have very clear memories of putting out the milk bottles to be swapped. However, we had much bigger bottles than that!

We actually had a local milk delivery business around here that kept on running until really recently. I’m sure they made next to no money from it, but I believe the same family ran it for decades, so maybe they kept it up until retirement… Sort of sad to see it go, no matter how impractical it was!

A milkman delivers milk to a woman at her home in 1950s Australia

2 thoughts on “Milk delivery in 1950s Australia

  1. Love this. I find photos like this fascinating especially when they are Australian

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