LAW, JAMES LINDSAY GORDON (1881-1963), shirt manufacturer, was born on 21
January 1881 at Ballarat, Victoria, eighth child of Scottish migrants James Law,
contractor, and his wife Margaret, née Bartholomew. James senior was killed in an
accident in Tasmania when the youngster, known as 'Lin', was only 6. He was
educated in state schools at Ballarat but left at 11 and was subsequently tutored
by his eldest sister, a schoolteacher. His first job was with Banks & Co.
at Ballarat in 1892. After working from 1896 as a salesman with Paterson, Laing
& (J.M.) Bruce in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in 1904 he met his future
partner James Kerr Pearson (1881-1950).
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