Interview with Clarence Charles (Tommy) Daw

Item

Title

Interview with Clarence Charles (Tommy) Daw

Creator

Rhonda Jamieson

Date

1979

Identifier

OH3172
b2084403

Description


During the W.A. goldrush in 1894, Tommy's parents sold up in South Australia and moved west to set up a business in Esperance, believing that it would be the port for the goldfields. The family business grew and prospered, with many shops established in the region. Tommy describes this period and talks about processing, packaging, and transporting goods; the roles of family members, his childhood and education, family relationships, the local community, the family's long standing interest in the mining industry, and contact with the colourful mining personality, Claude de Bernales.

Publisher

State Library of Western Australia