W. Dawson, Builders and Undertakers
W.Dawson's premises is typical of a well-to-do, 1860s Ballarat undertakers. Along with an array of coffins, visitors will find decorative timber work as undertaking was often a second trade picked up builders, carpenters and wheelwrights. The coach store contains three vehicles: a child's and an adult's hearse, and a horse drawn coffin-carrier.