12th February 2019

Tailor’s button:

S.A.Wn. Co. Adelaide

In 1883 the South Australia Woollen Company was formed with 30 employees on the site of a previous tweed factory in Lobethal. The company began supplying military, customs and railway uniforms from 1891.  They  produced supplies for troops for the Boer both World Wars. Their brand of woollens, “Onkaparinga”, became so well known that the company was renamed Onkaparinga Woollen Company Limited in 1928. The mill ceased production in 1991.

The Advertiser, 27th March 1894.


Published in the Critic, 18th June 1898.

Lobethal was renamed Tweedvale from 1917-1935.

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