Prime Minister Menzie’s 1940 announcement of the plans to build a gun cotton plant in Ballarat were considered so significant that they were reported in local newspapers across the nation – like the Launceston newspaper Examiner’s front page coverage.
In 1947 an announcement was expected concerning the legal negotiations regarding the sale of the Federal Gun-cotton Factory to the paper makers Thomas Owen and Co. Ltd.
--Jakeybrooks 10:31, 23 November 2011 (EST)
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 26 August 1947 p 19
Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Friday 30 August 1940 p 1