The Mercury Hobart 2 June 1945
This company, through its subsidiary, Rylands Bros., is the purchaser of approximately 53 acres of land at Geelong to be developed later as an important industrial concern.
(Part of a report on BHP)
The Argus Melbourne 12 September 1949
PERMIT GIVEN FOR FACTORY AT GEELONG
A permit has been granted to Rylands Pty Ltd for the building of a factory at North Shore, Geelong.
Mr Warner, Minister for Housing, has taken precautions to see that the permit does not interfere with the housing situation. The company is to provide 40 prefabricated huts for the accommodation of workers engaged in the undertaking.
Construction will be chiefly of concrete. Cement will be brought from New South Wales so that Victorian supplies will be available for housing.
Examiner Launceston 1 September 1951
Operations at Rylands Bros. works had provided increased wire and wire products, the demand for which was greatly in excess of production. Progress was being made with the erection of wire mills at Geelong, but it would be some time before this unit was in production.
(This is a small part of a report on BHP.)
The Argus Melbourne 2 March 1953
Geelong is spending more money on harbor improvements at present, than any other port in Australia. And the trust's £4 million harbour improvement plan is a magnet drawing big industries into Geelong district.
Already International Harvesters, the Ford Company, Corio Distillery, Shell Oil, Rylands Wire works, Pilkington's Glass Works, fertiliser manufacturers, woollen mills, and other in- dustries are clustered thickly around the shore line.
British Ceylonese Ltd. has also purchased Harbor Trust land.
The new 550ft. King's Wharf, at North Geelong, which will serve Rylands Bros., and other neighboring industries, will be opened to- day.
The wharf has been built on most modern lines, and amenities for waterside workers are probably the most up-to-date in Australia.