Like her ‘private’ garden blog that she keeps to herself, Barbara is busy researching the work of local tinsmiths for a future project. I’ve been swept up just combing my ephemera collection, our joint library and the general blogosphere for items of interest and worth.

This is a call-to-action: if anyone has a connection to or knowledge of local artisans operating in the building, manufacturing and general plumbing trades in South East Queensland since settlement, please get in touch with us? We are interested also in catalogues from overseas (and locally) that document these trades, see below. Get my drift? I can see another Mashrabia coming on . . .