Guncotton Factory

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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. The larger papers included greater detail of the Government's plans. The Age reported that the design of the building and plant was to be overseen by Mr T. Donaldson, Director of Explosives Supply; and planned and implemented by the team of Mr R. J. Craig, works manager for Australian Fertilisers Ltd.

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.

--Beth Kicinski 16:36, 23 November 2011 (EST)


Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Friday 30 August 1940 p 1

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : - ) 2 October 1940 p 5

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 26 August 1947 p 19

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