|Date of death||14/01/1893|
|Age at death||50-60 years|
Thomas was born South of Scotland aged between 50 or 60 years
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The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts
Tuesday 17 January 1893
Yesterday, before the P.M., an inquiry was held concerning the death of a man named Thomas Smail, commonly known as “Tommy the potsticker” He had been ill for some time from a horrible disease, and lived in a tent near the Chinaman’s garden. A laborer named Joseph Daley found the corpse lying in the tent on Sunday morning. The police inspected the remains, and obtained instructions for their burial in the local cemetery.
[Source: MAGISTERIAL INQUIRIES. (1893, January 17). The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld.: 1892 – 1922), p. 6. Retrieved December 19, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77216892]