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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Thomas James LARKIN

Born 1872 in Ludlow, Western Australia [15]
Son of Thomas LARKIN and Mary McCOURT [15]
Prospector in Winchester in 1914 [19]
     He was equipped by a syndicate for a prospecting trip through the Coorow district in October 1914 [9: 30-Oct-1914]
     The syndicate included people who worked for the Midland Railway, business people and farmers [9: 30-Oct-1914]
Contractor in Winchester and Carnamah 1914-1917 [6] [19] [34]
Contractor in partnership with his brother Herbert V. LARKIN trading as "Larkin Bros" in 1914 and 1915 [6] [19] [34]
     In 1914 they undertook clearing for the Midland Railway Company on Lots M952 and M955 in Carnamah for £42/6/- [34]
     Cleared 502 acres of scrub in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company at 1/- per acre in 1915 [34]
     The 502 acres they cleared in 1915 was on parts of Lots M954, M955, M956 and M957 in Carnamah [34]
Contractor in Carnamah in partnership with a James YOUNG in 1916 - traded as "Young and Larkin" [6] [19]
He and six employees worked for John BOWMAN fulfilling clearing contracts with the Midland Railway Company in 1916 [34]
Drover in Mullewa 1922-1925 [50]
Later resided in Wooroloo [2]
Died 17 July 1931; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, DA, 448) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas James Larkin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/thomas-james-larkin [sources]




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