TINA LAWTON (1944-1968)
Folk singer, Adelaide, 1960s

South Australian musician and artist Tina Lawton was a very popular folk performer in Adelaide in the early Sixties, as well as becoming a noted print artist. She recorded three albums between 1965 and 1967 and also appeared and performed in the ABC-TV 1960s historical drama The Restless Years.

Tina left Australia in 1967, undertaking a gruelling tour of S.E. Asia before settling in Glasgow to further her art studies. Tragically, she was killed in a plane crash in December 1968 while holidaying with friends in Kenya. She was only 24.

You can read Tina's remarkable story in this excellent article by John Low in the Simply Australia Archives:

Information about Tina's work as a graphic artist can be found at: