Throwback Thursday: VIMA Bendigo May 10, 1944

Dehydrating mutton at VIMA Bendigo in May, 1944.

John Casey brought some old newspapers into the Bendigo Advertiser and this trip down memory lane for VIMA workers should get the brains abuzzing.

Sheep were driven into the killing pens, where a thousand carcasses were processed daily, their skinning, preparing, and weighing continued apace.

Others cut up meat for cooking, removed bones, minced the meat, filled up the steam cookers where it remained for two hours, and then worked in the packing rooms

Are these hardworking men some of your relatives?

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