CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



PALMERSTON NORTH:

JOHNSTONE, Lawrence

Page 1194

Johnstone, Lawrence, Grocer and Storekeeper, The Square, Palmerston North. Bankers, Union Bank of Australasia. This business, which was established in 1896, and is conducted in centrally situated premises, is developing rapidly. Mr. Johnstone keeps a well assorted stock of grocery and general stores. Born in the Shetland Isles in 1871, he came to Wellington, per ship Houra, at six years of age with his father, Mr. L. Johnstone, a retired schoolmaster, who settled in the Wairarapa. Having gained colonial experience, Mr. Johnstone commenced business as above. Mr. Johnstone takes active interest in politics, the debating society, and draughts, and is a member of the Theosophical Society.



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