| DISCOVER GODFREY HIRST
The company was founded in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in the late 1800ís by Godfrey Hirst, an English immigrant from Yorkshire, England, the center of textile manufacturing.
Its predecessor, The Victorian Mill, was a manufacturer of wool textiles. With changing times, and the ability to see the possibilities, Godfrey Hirst purchased the Victorian, the company that had employed him when he first arrived in Australia.
Godfrey Hirstís ability to manufacture first quality textiles, helped eliminate Australiaís dependence on England for cloth. The company continued to manufacture various textiles until the 1960ís, when Godfrey Hirst Carpets began production. It quickly became the largest manufacturer of carpet in Australia.
The company is proud of its 150 year history. It continues to manufacture residential and commercial broadloom carpets in all fibers, while specializing in the production of wool broadloom products.