(1936) ‘Who’s Who’ South Australian Centenary 1936, Amalgamated Publishing Co., Adelaide: 281.
Angas, Hamish, (2000) ‘Lawson, George Gavin (1882-1953)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol.15: 65-66.
Apperly, R., Irving, R. and Reynolds: (1989), A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
Burden, Michael, (1983) Lost Adelaide, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Collins, J. (2012) 'Lawson, George Gavin' in Goad, P. and Willis, J. (eds) The encyclopaedia of Australian architecture, Cambridge University Press: 401-402.
Marsden, S., Stark, P. and Sumerling, P. (1990) Heritage of the City of Adelaide: An illustrated guide, Corporation of the City of Adelaide, Adelaide.
Page, Michael, (1986) Sculptors in Space, RAIA SA Chapter, Adelaide.
'A new Teachers' Training College', The Builder, 22 April 1925: 23.
‘A perfect example of Dutch Architecture’, South Australian Homes and Gardens, 1 June 1938.
‘An Unusual Entrance’, Australian Home Beautiful, December 1934: 38
‘Obituary, The late George Gavin Lawson’, SAIA Bulletin, April-June 1953: 13-15.
‘Who’s Who, G. Gavin Lawson’, Decoration and Glass, June 1940.
Brine, Judith (1990) ‘Hassell’s Birthday’, Architect SA, no2, pp.34-36.
Brine, Judith, ‘What do they mean by the Ideal Home? – Public perception of modernism in Australia’, Fabrications, 6, June 1995, pp.82-100.
Strempel, A.C. (1935) The Small House in South Australia’, Australian Home Beautiful, 1 August 1935, pp.32
‘Adelaide to Lead Australia - Architects Design Modern City Parking Station’, News, 13 May 1926: 5.
‘Architect Praises Planning of Springfield’, Mail, 13 April 1929.
'Building which has no doors', The Register-News Pictorial, 29 August 1929: 26.
‘City Parking Station’, News, 22 October 1928: 4.
‘Death of Mr G.G. Lawson’, Advertiser, 11 June 1953: 5.
'Family Notices - Marriages', The Argus, 4 December 1920: 11b.
‘Structure Designers 6 - Mr G.G. Lawson’, News, 27 March 1929.
‘Why not an Australian Architecture?’, Advertiser, 31 August 1940.
Wilkinson Sando and Wyles Ltd, (1928) Springfield: A Beautiful Setting for beautiful homes protected by building restrictions, photocopy held at Architecture Museum, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia (AM).
‘Membership Roll, January 1st, 1949’, Year Book of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 1949: 109.
Sands & McDougall South Australian Directory 1940.
Division of Finance and Infrastructure, University of Adelaide (2004) Heritage Listed Buildings Inventory, unpublished report.
Birth Index, Victoria, 1892, Edith McDowell Davies 1892, No.27350.
Marriage Index, Victoria, 1920, No. 11744, note: Bride indexed as Davis.
Census Records, 1901 Scotland, Reg No. 685/2 RD St Andrew ED 102 Household 70 line 3 Roll CSSCT 1901_376.
Cheesman Doley Neighbour & Raffen Pty Ltd, 1924-1970, Comprising historical note on predecessor firms, numerical lists & binders of plans printed from microfilm together with some original plans, BRG 279, State Library of South Australia.
Cheesman, Jack, ‘Notes on the History of South Australian Architects, 1986’, Cheesman collection, S209/2/20/1-3, AM.
Cheesman, Jack, correspondence related to Mrs Edith McDowell Lawson’s estate and bequest in her husband’s name to Council of the SA Institute of Architects, includes precis of G. Gavin Lawson’s architecture career 1882-1953, S209/5/12 AM.
Cheesman collection, drawings, correspondence, photographs, clippings book, S327 AM.
Lawson, George Gavin, Service Records, Series B 2455/1 - Service Number 536, AIF barcode 7378618, National Archives of Australia.
Angas, Hamish, ‘Lawson, George Gavin (1882-1953)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, online edition at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150084b.htm
Royal Australian Institute of Architects (1983) RAIA South Australia Significant 20th Century Architecture, card index, LLSAM.
Willis, Julie (1998) South Australian Architects Biography Project CD Rom, LLSAM.
Sue Woods to Julie Collins, pers. comm., 9 September 2009.