Trying to match the Thomas Booth of Dorna Mungi near Chiltern, Victoria, who lost his home to fire in 1909

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Article from The Argus, published on Mon 13 Sep 1909, page 5 (via National Library of Australia):

Fire destroys home of Thomas Booth at Dorna Mungi near CHILTERN Sat 11 Sep 1909

WikiTree profile: Thomas Booth
in Genealogy Help by Greg Bowering G2G Crew (360 points)

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Familysearch.org is a free site and has sources, here is one 

"Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990," database with images, FamilySearch(https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVB7-LTT3 : 15 December 2020), Thomas Henry Booth, 1948; citing Burial, Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia, private collection of Jim and Alison Rogers, Bargara; FHL microfilm 1,363,504.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Wow, that seems a real jumble -- Cemetery records from Queensland for a burial in New South Wales.

I wonder if that's because the information came from privately held records.  I would be looking for more information from the government records sources, and Trove.
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Is there a reason why you suspect the man at Jamberoo is the same person as the one near Chiltern?

Jamberoo Thomas allegedly moved south to Jamberoo.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/100753945?searchTerm=%22thomas%20henry%20booth%22
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
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A Thomas W. Booth was in the Chiltern area in 1915.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129457461?searchTerm=%22thomas%20booth%22%20chiltern

Electoral rolls indicate his name was Thomas Walter Booth, and in 1906 he was a carter and lived at Dorna Mungi.

A Thomas Walter Booth was born at Chiltern in 1867.

https://my.rio.bdm.vic.gov.au/efamily-history/6028e59da84f080b43a8a202/results?q=efamily
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
Thomas owned the house that burnt down, so land records will probably confirm his full name.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/199709895?searchTerm=%22thomas%20booth%22%20chiltern
Thanks Leandra, it does appear that Thomas Walter Booth is the correct person.
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Could be him

<ref>Victorian birth registration 1867,02610,,Booth,Thomas Walter,Thomas Wilson,Clough Ann,Chiltern,</ref>

<ref>Victorian marriage registration 1898,04089,,Booth,Thomas Walter,Hinker,Madeline,Chiltern,

1898,04089,,Hinker,Madeline,Booth,Thomas Walter,New South Wales,</ref>

<ref>Victorian death registration 1942,22937,,Booth,Thomas Walter,Booth Thomas Wilson,Clough Sarah Ann,Chiltern,75,</ref>
by Leslie Cooper G2G6 Mach 2 (28.2k points)

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