TOY Mah Sam

Name Mah Sam TOY
Country Of Origin China
Born 1873
Died 1928
Birth/ Baptism Born, approx. 1873, China
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Penguin, Launceston
Street Address
Main Street, Penguin
105 Wellington Street, Launceston
Arrival 1896, Pimlico, Queensland
Other Approx 1905-1913: Business, Penguin.

The North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times 27 December 1909:
‘A Question of Naturalisation. Mr King O’Malley has received a letter from the secretary of the Department of External Affairs in reference to the working of the Naturalisation Act, as affecting a Chinese resident of Penguin. The officer remarks that section 5 of the Naturalisation Act reads as follows:
A person resident in the Commonwealth, not being a British subject, and not being an aboriginal native of Asia, Africa, or the islands of the Pacific, excepting New Zealand, who intends to settle in the Commonwealth, may apply to the Governor-General for a certificate of naturalisation.
He adds that as Mr Mah Sam Toy is an aboriginal native of Asia, he is therefore not eligible to become naturalised under the Commonwealth.’

1913: Reported stolen from his premises at Penguin, one open-faced gun metal Swiss watch worth £1 15s.

Approx. 1915-1918: Business, Jewellery Arcade, Launceston
September 1918: Advised customers to pick up watch and jewellery repairs before 20 September.

12 October 1918: Departed Launceston for Melbourne on the Loongana.

Death March 1928, Melbourne, Victoria
Web: Ancestry: Queensland, Australia, Index to Aliens 1896 [Sam Toy]; Australia, City Directories, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1905; Tasmania, Australia Police Gazettes 1913.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 11 April 1908; Daily Telegraph 3 July 1915, 14 October 1918; The Examiner (Launceston) 7 September 1918; The Age 31 March 1928.