Dopson's Blacksmith

Dopson's Blacksmith

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.49

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Moggill Road, Taringa

Latitude & Longitude: -27.4925,152.97819444

Time Link: 1911

Map Link: 1912

Image Time Point: 1912

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William Walter Dopson ran a Blacksmith shop from 1911, after two other blacksmiths had their businesses on the same site, Samuel Hudson (1890 -1900), and Henry Boge (1901). He set the business up as coachbuilder and general shoeing smith, as well as for making agricultural implements.


Taringa History Group. 2 December 2017

Image Citations

Dopson’s Blacksmith, William Walter Dopson and son Walter William Dopson. Jill Clark Collection, Taringa History Group.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 2 chains to the inch. Town of Toowong, South Ward. 2 chains to the inch. Gilbert, Draftsman, Brisbane. 634563