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

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in Genealogy Help by Greg Bowering G2G Crew (360 points)

4 Answers

+4 votes is a free site and has sources, here is one 

"Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990," database with images, FamilySearch( : 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.
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
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A Thomas W. Booth was in the Chiltern area in 1915.

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.
by Leandra Ford G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
Thomas owned the house that burnt down, so land records will probably confirm his full name.
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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