RELEASING LABOR FOR WAR WORK (1942, March 25). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 5.

Releasing labor for war work

Rules For Employes

Manpower authorities expect the release today of protected undertakings to accelerate the spontaneous movement of labor from unimportant industry to vital war work. More than 350 undertakings In Victoria have been protected.

Protection pegs all labor in the service, factory or workshop protected. No employee may leave or be dismissed without the approval of the National Service officer for the area in which the works are situated and in all protected industries .. wide general exemptions from military service are provided for …occupations.

Warrnambool Woollen Mill Co. Ltd., Warrnambool

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Prisoner of War In Germany. (1944, April 25). Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 – 1954), p. 2

Prisoner of War In Germany.


The following is an extract from a letter by Chaplain J. F. Forrest, Australian prisoner of war, Number 26186, Oflag IX. AFI, Germany, to Noorat friends:—”Your parcel was interesting and useful and all in good condition. The blanket is a lovely one and replaces one I gave away to Sandy Simpson (our Scotch orderly) in the cold weather. Though being in the Athens Hospital, I was able to bring some good ‘Aussie’ blankets -with me to Germany, including one made at the Warrnambool Woollen Mills.

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Advertising (1944, September 20). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 15.

WOOLLEN AND WORSTED FINISHER.- A Finisher, fully experienced in Woollen and Worsted finishing is required by THE WARRNAMBOOL WOOLLEN MILL COMPANY LIMITED, to take complete charge of the Finishing Department. Liberal salary to successful applicant. Apply in first instance by letter, giving full particulars of experience, to National Service Officer. Warrnambool.

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