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Thomas BROKENSHIRE

Age at Death48

Date Of Death4 November 1915

Place Of BirthWheal Ellen Mines Dist, Strathalbyn, South Australia

OccupationMiner

Spouse's NameElizabeth Ann Casley

ChildrenVera Beatrice, Harold James, Rose

Length Of Time Working In Mining Industry
21 years in W.A.

Diagnosis or cause of accident
Died of pneumoconiosis and pulmonary tuberculosis. (Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease and a restrictive lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust, often in mines and from agriculture.)

Place Of Treatment (Miners Lung Only)
Wooroloo Sanatarium, Western Australia

Place Of Burial
Private cemetery at Wooroloo Sanatarium, Western Australia

Submitted by
David McMillan

MSW
Married

Cause of Death
Mine Lung

Father
David Brokenshire

Mother
Elizabeth Jane (nee Eustace)

Place of marriage
Wallaroo Mines, South Australia

Other Information
Brokenshire, Thomas. "More Lonely Graves of Western Australia" (2000) Coate, Yvonne & Kevin. Hesperian Press. Page 47. Wooroloo Sanitorium was built to manage people suffering from tuberculosis in Western Australia in the early 1900’s. Treatment of TB was focused on fresh air and sunshine. The site at Wooroloo was chosen because of the beauty of the countryside and elevation of the site. Patients with leprosy were also isolated at Wooroloo. Wooroloo is located 60km north east of Perth and 26km north east of Mundaring.