Swindells was a journalist who sometimes wrote under the name of Tom Toddleton. He left Geelong in 1852 in search of gold. He discovered the Wardy Yallock goldfield in 1852, for which he received a reward of £100.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
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