Found alongside the Buried Treasure of tatting patterns on TROVE, the Australian Library site, is an extensive collection of knitting patterns.
I've confined my searches to the pages of the Australian Women's Journal, a weekly. In addition to including at least one knitted item in every issue, from time to time they published pull-out books filled with knitting patterns for everything from baby booties to coats, suits and dresses.
During the 1915-45 era, most of the patterns were for clothing, and described as useful; there seems to have been very limited quantities of manufactured woolen garments that went to the public, as the looms were turned to producing garments for the military, along with the thread and yarn machines. The removal of restrictions on the sale of thread and yarns to the public was a big news item. It seems the military stopped ordering after WWII, and stockpiles of thread and yarn languished in storage while public supplies became very scarce. The fashion industry rebounded, and later booklets, such as the one from 1961, features coats and jackets in a fashion conscious setting.
I've barely scratched the surface of this one journal and have identified at least 200 patterns. There is a Ravelry linked list that contains over 500 items, but I don't know the criteria used. Perhaps someone in Ravelry can share how it works.