CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
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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