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Geelong wool

Join this Vicfix campaign to unravel mistakes in articles about the Geelong wool trade

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Geelong wool

In 1927 the high market value of Western District wools prompted the construction of a dedicated Wool Exchange building in Geelong, the centre of the Victorian wool industry. The two-storey brick building with its Renaissance facade, neo-Grecian interiors, barrel-vaulted roof and soundproofed rooms became a hub for wool brokers to display selections and hold auctions, and to accommodate visiting buyers and sellers.

Historic Victorian newspapers published glowing progress reports on the construction of the Wool Exchange, as well as notices of wool sales, wool types and bale weights, and articles about the Exchange's grand opening in 1928. 

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Geelong Wool Exchange Building, Corio Street by John T Collins, gelatin silver photograph, 1964, State Library Victoria
Credit: JT Collins Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library Victoria

Geelong wool

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