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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1871 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
Son of blacksmith John ROBINSON and Ann GRANT [20] [21]
In 1881 was living with his parents and brother William, George, John and Robert at Hesket In Forest, Cumberland, England [20]
Departed Plymouth, England with his parents and six brothers on the steamship Otago on 19 March 1886 [P290]
Himself, his parents and his brothers arrived on the steamship Otago in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 June 1886 [69] [P290]
His father's brother William ROBINSON, who was also a blacksmith, had arrived in Western Australia as a convict in 1863 [P290]
Married Alma Alice JONES in 1893 in Middle Swan, Western Australia [15]
In 1916 was living at 22 East Parade in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [30: item 1905724]
Their eldest son Wilfred served with the 27th Battalion of the A.I.F. and died of wounds in France on 7 May 1917 [30: item 1905724]
Resided with his wife and sons Les and Harold on Belvoir Farm in Carnamah 1927-1939 [19] [0: images 02918 & 03816]
Prior to shifting to Carnamah he had worked as an Engine Driver [19]
The North Midland Times revealed on 4 August 1933 that a parcel for him was at the railway goods shed in Carnamah [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by the midday train on 25 July 1935 after getting news that his brother William had died [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1939 [53]
Resided in Carnamah until his death 1939 [2] [5: 8-Sep-1939]
Father of Wilfred Norman, "Les" Leslie Thomas and Harold Roy [15]
Died 1 September 1939; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Wesleyan, GA, 207)[2]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 8 September 1939:
Obituary - Late Mr. T. Robinson
"The death occurred on Friday of last week of Mr. Thomas Robinson an old and respected resident of the Carnamah district. It is understood that death was caused by heart trouble. The late Mr. Robinson, who was a member of an old West Australian family, is survived by two sons. His wife and one son predeceased him. The remains were conveyed to Perth on Friday night and laid to rest in the Karrakatta cemetery to repose with those of his late wife, who passed over the great divide only eight months ago."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Robinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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