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Kanowna Tommy
« on: Monday 11 February 19 07:22 GMT (UK) »
Researching a aboriginal man named Kanowna Tommy believed to be a native police tracker who lived in the Goldfield area around 1880s to 1950s.
Any information woupd be great thank you.

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Re: Kanowna Tommy
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 February 19 07:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Trove [newspapers] have a few articles on him.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/search?adv=y

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Re: Kanowna Tommy
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 February 19 08:17 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Kanowna Tommy
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 February 19 08:34 GMT (UK) »
Same search for lost boy, further details.

Kanowna Tommy, referred in this article also as 'Tracker Tommy' and was 'the tracker' for Constable Moorehouse of Paddington.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/32598735?searchTerm=%22Kanowna%20Tommy%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=

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Re: Kanowna Tommy
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 February 19 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Could be worth contacting maybe.

State Records Office Western Australia.

http://www.sro.wa.gov.au/archive-collection/collection/aboriginal-records

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Re: Kanowna Tommy
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 13:29 GMT (UK) »
Thank you will look into these