Thomas Alfred Hogg was born on 11 Jul 1874, the fifth of eight children of Thomas Hogg (1845-1890) and his wife Mary Anne (Marianne) Huxtable (1842-1895), who were married at Morven (Evandale) on 25 Feb 1869. Thomas senior was born in Hobart to David Hogg and his wife Elizabeth Eustace Barnes who arrived in Hobart on 14 Aug 1838. Thomas senior was headmaster of the Launceston Collegiate School from 1873 until his death at Trevallyn on 13 July 1890.
Thomas junior married Minna Vincent Budge on 14 Apr 1906 in the Parish Church, New Norfolk. Their two children were born in Zeehan: Mary Katherine on 27 Feb 1907 and John David on 13 Nov 1909. Thomas' brother William is also pictured in the Family Album.