James Thomas Coker, a trusted servant turned embezzler

James Thomas Coker, a trusted servant turned embezzler

The prison record of a criminal who spent time in Queensland’s infamous St Helena Island jail is a stark reminder of how human nature can be corrupted. This man, James Thomas Coker,  embezzled money as a servant of a municipal authority. I am one of his many...

Harry and Emma Coker of Kabra

While Harry Coker was Alex Dobbs’ natural father, he had no part to play in his upbringing. Nevertheless, he was an interesting man who worked in the Mt Morgan gold mine alongside Charles Dobbs. Harry* Coker (1868-1924) and Emily Ellen Sophia Aldridge (1876-1970) The...