|28 September 1853 at Old Springfield House — Cornish settlement, NSW.||
TOM JAMES D
|January 1950 at Brisbane, Qld.||
James Dunlop Tom
|25 January 1950 at Mt Thompson, Brisbane, Qld.|
|John Tom (1820-1895)|
|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 Glassonat 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.