Dover & Sons

A family you can trust
LOCAL BRANCH

Boonah

Business Summary
Dover & Sons have been serving the rural community since 1900.
About Us

As one of Queensland's oldest farm machinery companies, Dover and Sons pride themselves on their long standing service to the agricultural community.

Samuel Dover arrived in Cooktown in 1888, and his first son was born at Port Douglas in late 1889. After a failed enterprise to grow bananas up the Daintree River and set up a dried banana industry he eventually arrived in Boonah to set up and manage a creamery at Coulson in 1891, moving the creamery to Boonah where he later built the Fassifern Valley's first butter factory for Howes Bros in Church St. and managed it. During this time in Boonah he set up business as Farmers' Exchange utilising a small shop in High St, opposite the now Cultural Centre, as an agency for Howes Bros (produce agents of Brisbane) and agencies for agricultural implements, cream separators and refrigeration plants.