William David THOMAS, b. 1860, Sebastopol, Victoria son of William THOMAS & Catherine HANNAH married in 1882, Victoria to Julia TURNER, b. 1861 Ballarat, Victoria, daughter of Edwin TURNER and Hannah DRAKE.

William David THOMAS was a teacher at Carapook School in 1883-87 and is mentioned as teacher in 'Early Carapook Days' by Jean MURRAY. His first two children were born in the Casterton area in the 1880s.

William David THOMAS & Julia TURNER had the following known family:

  1. Ethel Carmine THOMAS b. 1884, Casterton, Vic, m. James Edward DICKENSON.

  2. Olive Hannah THOMAS b. 1885, Casterton, Vic, m. Murray Henry NICHOLLS.

  3. William Edwin THOMAS b. 1887, Ballarat, Vic, d. 1888.

  4. Ivy May THOMAS b. 1889, Ballarat, Vic, m. Robert DICKINSON.

  5. Ruby Irene THOMAS b. 1891, Ballarat, Vic, m. ___ GUNN.