Very large orders for military blankets and other material have been sent to the Warrnambool Woollen Mill, and the manager has tendered for additional orders. There is a good prospect of the mill being kept fully employed and working two shifts in the 24 hours continuously until March next without seeking new orders.
Warrnambool Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1918), Friday 18 September 1914, page 3
The company had now entered upon the manufacture of rugs, in addition to blankets and flannels. The devastating war had not had a prejudicial effect on the mill, in fact, the reverse was likely to be the case, and it was likely to be extremely beneficial to an industry such as theirs. The company’s financial position with the bank could be described as easy, and the possibilities were that long before the war was over there would be a shortage in manufactured woollen good in Australia, which would provide plenty of employment for the woollen mills even when the Commonwealth mill started providing for military requirements They were looking forward to seeing the concern twice the size it was at present
Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), Thursday 5 November 1914, page 10.