Outback Graves Markers

Thomas FLYNN

Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Fettler
Place of Death: Old Mining Shaft Near Dingo Creek, Tampa
Date of Death: 20 November 1911
Date of Burial:24 November 1911
Age:35 years
Cause of Death:Suicide by Drowning
OGM Ref#: 1980


It was the verdict of the jury at the Coroner's inquest held at Kookynie on 28 November 1911, by the Acting Coroner, JA Leipold, that the deceased came to his death through suicide by drowning whilst temporarily insane. Flynn had left the camp on Monday night of 20 November and had not returned. His tracks were followed for nearly three miles and then lost. Immediately on the receipt of the news, Mounted Constable Treyatt instituted a thorough search for the missing man. Owing to trackers not being available, either at the local police station or at Menzies, the trooper, accompanied by Mr. Mortimer, went out to Mr. T. Elliot's Cornacopia Station to obtain the services of two trackers employed there. This necessitated a journey of 52 miles and, on returning, he immediately set out for Tampa, where the tracks of the missing man were picked up and followed to a shaft. The tracker indicated that the remains would be found in that shaft. Procuring assistance, a man was lowered down and found the body floating in the water where it had evidently been since the Tuesday. Mounted Constable Trevatt was complimented on his determination to find Flynn after nearly 30 hours in the saddle.

Birth Details:Circa 1876, Orange, New South Wales
Death Certificate:26/1911, North Coolgardie