John Adams was a boot and shoemaker whose premises (according to the Australasian Federal Directory) were located on Urquhart Street, Ballarat.(1)
A John Adams also had a shop in Learmonth Street Buninyong.
(1) Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
--Beth Kicinski 10:51, 19 December 2011 (EST)