Sunnyside Woollen Mill

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[[Alexander Bell (c1851-1931)]] was Board Chairman of the Ballarat Co. (Sunnyside Woollen Mill) from 1871 to 1887.<ref>http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html  accessed 15 March 2013.</ref>
 
[[Alexander Bell (c1851-1931)]] was Board Chairman of the Ballarat Co. (Sunnyside Woollen Mill) from 1871 to 1887.<ref>http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html  accessed 15 March 2013.</ref>
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[[Roy Lillingston]]
 
[[Roy Lillingston]]

Revision as of 05:02, 14 February 2020

Sunnyside from Hill Street. [Photograph: L.J. Gervasoni].

The Sunnyside Woollen Mills were known as the Ballarat Woollen Co. Ltd in 1887.[1]

Located in Humffray Street (south), the Sunnyside Woollen Mill was designed by Architect Henry R. Caselli and the foundation stone was laid on 29 July 1872.

Contents

Background

The Ballarat Woollen Mill was first formed in October 1871, although initial meetings started on 14 July 1870. Charles Seal was the first chairman, and Albert William was the first manager. Flannels and blankets were manufactured at the mill, until a contract was awarded in the early 1880s to make material for military uniforms used in Victoria.


History

Ballarat businessmen responded to the unemployment problem with a number of projects, and [Robert Malachi] Serjeant was prominent in supporting them.
One interesting project was the Woollen Mill, constructed in 1872 on land near Serjeant’s house at Sunny Corner. He worked with James Main and Andrew Anderson to raise funds for this benevolent project. By 1880, it employed 105 people making flannel shirts and blankets.[2]

By the end of 1886 Sunny Corner (Sunnyside Woollen Mills) employed 130 people.[3]

Site

Ballarat Woollen Mills, c 1914. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 1284].

See the Ballarat Woollen Mill page for a full outline of this site

Innovations

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

Alexander Bell (c1851-1931) was Board Chairman of the Ballarat Co. (Sunnyside Woollen Mill) from 1871 to 1887.[4]

W.P. Grubb, Assistant Engineer (<1915>)

Roy Lillingston

David Melvin, manager (<1887>)

J.C. Smith, board member (1871-1887)

Legacies

See also

Further Notes

References

  1. Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
  2. P L McCarthy. ‘What was it like to be an Underground Operator in Ballarat in the 19th Century.’ 1992 Address to Underground Operator’s Conference, Ballarat, page 2.
  3. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  4. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.


Further Reading

External Links


--C.K.Gervasoni 21:03, 18 June 2011 (EST)

Reference: Spievogel Papers, Volume 3. Ballarat Historical Society, 1987.

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