The Textile Industry in Australia

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    Textile Industry

  • Simeon Lord Established A mill

    Simeon Lord Established a mill in Sydney.
  • Agreement with Govner Macquarie

    Simeon Lord entered an agreement with the govener to mill, die and dress cloth from the Female Factory at Parramatta.
  • Another Early textile factory Established

    Early Textile factory was established at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney. It manufactured the 'finest' cloths.
  • Seven woollen mills in New South Wales

    Seven woolen Mills in New Souh Wales have been built.
  • Parramatta Tweeds

    Most people in the colony were dressed in tweeds made a parramatta.
  • Woolen Cloth Per Annum

    The output of woolen cloth reached 235 000 yards per annum.
  • First cloth produced be victorian

    The first cloth ever woven was produced by the victorian Woollen and Cloth Manufactoring Company in January.
  • Expansion

    The industry expanded rapidly with employment in factories numbering 1000 by 1877.
  • Prize to Woolen Mill

    Woolen Mill at Distillery Creek near Launceston was established and won the prize of 1000 euros for the first woollen goods manufactured in the colony from locally produced wool.
  • Further expansion

    Employment in factories increacing to 2000 from 1895-1900.