Historical information

Fred Moylan OAM born in Melbourne 1923, founded Moylan Woolen in 1950, at the beginning of an extended period of prosperity for the Australian wool industry. Moylan Woollens initial main focus was in the wholesale wool trade. In 1958-1959 the business diversified into angora farming and distribution. In 1967 the company merged with Debenhams Australia to form Debenham and Moylan Woollen Co Pty Ltd, later in 1980 the company was sold to Richard Allen. Moylan was a key business figure in the formation of the Australian Wool Bureau and Woolmark. He was awared the Member of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his contribution to the Australian and international wool industry.

Source: Publication Moylan Woollens produced by the RMIT University Textile Resource Centre.

Physical description

Seven page single sided printed report with black typed text on cream paper.

Inscriptions & markings

THE WOOL SITUATION 1970 / By F. H. MOYLAN B. Com. / Managing Director, / The Debenham & Moylan Woollen Co. / Pty. Ltd. / 153 Flinders Lane, / MELBOURNE. / 3000.