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William Pawley (1800–1863)

William Pawley was listed in 1822 as a shoemaker and by 1823 was a tanner and leather dresser. In 1844 his business was at 166 Castlereagh Street. In 1851 his sons George and Henry had joined him as tanners and curriers at 80 York Street. They also had a tannery in the middle of residential Bourke Street where William Pawley lost his left hand feeding the bark mill. Pawley bought land in Surry Hills in 1842 and lived at Chesterville, 617 Bourke Street, where he remained till his death.

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'Pawley, William (1800–1863)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 April 2024.

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  • Porley, William

4 March, 1800
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


4 July, 1863 (aged 63)
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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