James Dunlop Tom


 BORN 28 September 1853 at Old Springfield House — Cornish settlement, NSW.

NSW Birth Record V18531614 56/1853

 DIED January 1950 at Brisbane, Qld.

Qld Death Record 1950/B25498

James Dunlop Tom
John & Helen Elder
 CREMATED 25 January 1950 at Mt Thompson, Brisbane, Qld. Link 
 FATHER John Tom (1820-1895)
 MOTHER Ann Elder (1821-1902)


The Capricornian of 4 March 1899 shows him receiving a land grant of ~20,000 acres at Alpha.

Qld records show him at:
1903 — in Nth Qld As a Farmer at Baneda Gr (A homestead near Tambo)
1913 — in the Clermont area at Retro Station as a Station Hand
1925 — in Emerald, at Ruby Vale as a miner
1936 — at 141 James St. New Farm Brisbane.

The Courier-Mail of 29 Sep 1948 has a photo of James Tom holding his grandson William John Glasson at his 95th birthday party in Brisbane.

The above article says Jim Tom arrived in Qld in 1891 and was overseer on a number of sheep runs until his retirement to Brisbane in 1927. The article says Jim attended Newington College, Sydney. Oral family history says he was dux of the college.

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