It is believed the family moved to Kalgoorlie in late 1894. On his arrival at Charters Towers, Queensland, he turned to mining and also became the proprietor of the Clubhouse Hotel before moving to Kalgoorlie in 1894 where he managed the French-owned company Pride of the Hills and Slug Hill Mines near Trafalgar. In Boulder City he opened a large grocery store and a sizeable lodging house before taking on the Kunanalling Hotel as proprietor. For a number of years he worked on the Golden Mile and around 1915, commenced mining a big gold and scheelite formation at Comet Vale. He died after a lengthy illness.