Business sign; post 1914; BMHC_10904


Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre


Business sign

About this object

A sign for 'Fawdrys', cabinet maker, carpenter, joiner and wheelwright of Weld Street Beaconsfield, Tasmania. The sign has been painted on hardwood and reads 'Fawdrys'. The lettering is painted in white and has been shadowed in black. The sign has been cut down for later reuse, losing about one third of it's original height. There is a slot cut into it approximately halfway along.

Date Made

post 1914


20th Century

Place Made

Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia

Medium and Materials



2060mm (l) x 95mm (h) x 20mm (w)

Subject and Association Keywords

Fawdry, Howard Thomas Pitt

Subject and Association Keywords

Beaconsfield, Tasmania

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Description

Howard Fawdry was born in Birminham, England in 1874 and emigrated to Australia. He settled in Beaconsfield in 1908 and worked as a carpenter at the Tasmania Gold Mine Company until it closed in 1914. He then ran his own business, retiring in 1943.

The sign was found at 158 Weld St, the former home and workshop of Howard Fawdry, being used as an outdoor shelf for pot plants. It has weathered more along the exposed edge.

Possibly made by Howard Fawdry himself.

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