TitleStephen Lawn's wheelwright and blacksmith's shop on Gympie Road at the North Pine RiverDescriptionA photograph of a drawing dated 1875. Stephen Lawn (1836-1917) migrated to Queensland from Helmsley, Yorkshire, England, in 1862 and selected land north of the North Pine River in partnership with John Atkinson Thompson. As Lawn was a blacksmith by trade, he put up a small smithy so that he could supplement his income from farming by obtaining work from other settlers. The extra traffic brought about by the Gympie goldrush provided sufficient business to enable him to concentrate on blacksmithing full-time. In 1873, he bought better land south of the River and moved his business to the new site located near today's Lawnton Tavern. As some of this land was acquired for the construction of the North Coast Railway in 1887, the Lawnton Railway Station and the surrounding district were named in his honour. Same photograph as PRLPC-P1689/2.Date1875Record typeArtworkFormat typePhysicalOriginal format colourBlack and whiteOriginal format descriptionPhotograph of the artwork.NotesReproduced in the publication Tracks and Times, p.139.Reproduced in the publication W.S. Bray, 1888-1988, Bray Family in Australia, p.95.
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