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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alice Elizabeth MOODY / MORCOMBE

Born 3 August 1888 in Urania, South Australia [55]
Daughter of John MOODY and Mary LUTZ [55]
Married "Will" William George MORCOMBE on 6 January 1909 in Murat Bay, South Australia [55]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Ceduna, South Australia 1912-1922 [P32]
In 1922, along with her husband and seven children, shifted to virgin land in Waddy Forest, Western Australia [P86]
Arrived by ship in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 March 1922 and then proceeded to Waddy Forest [P32]
Resided on Wynmara Farm in Waddy Forest 1922-1941 [P86] [P32]
Won 2nd prize for Brown Bread at the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Regularly talked over the telephone with neighbouring farmer's wife Mrs Maude GREENWOOD [P32]
She was kept busy washing with a washing board and copper for her large family of nine children [P32]
Whenever she sat down she was darning socks for her children to wear [P32]
Along with her husband and children departed Waddy Forest for a holiday at Mosman's Bay in January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
With her husband, sailed for South Australia on the Manunda on Tuesday 5 March 1935 for an extended holiday [5: 8-Mar-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Along with her husband and children departed Waddy on Monday 20 January 1936 for an extended beachside holiday [5: 24-Jan-1936]
With her husband and daughter Eileen left Waddy for Pingelly on 19 February 1936 for their son Keith's wedding [5: 21 & 28-Feb-1936]
She was "a smart figure in black and white marocain, with a black swagger coat and black hat" at her son Keith's wedding [5]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday of her niece Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Won 2nd for Dressed Fowl at the the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Shows in 1936 and 1937 [5: 11-Sep-1936, 10-Sep-1937]
Along with her husband and some of her children spent a holiday at the beach at Mosman's Bay in February 1937 [5: 12 & 26-Feb-1937]
Travelled with her husband to Perth for medical attention on Monday 15 March 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
When her children were away at boarding school she always had a pad out and sent letters to each of them twice a week [P32]
Left Waddy Forest with her husband and two younger children in 1941 and shifted to a 70 acre property in Armadale [P32]
In 1965 she and her husband shifted to Rowthorpe Hostel in the Perth suburb of Bentley [P32]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bentley until her death in 1975 [2]
Mother of Mary, Tom, Keith, Eileen, Brian, Barbara, John, Gordon and Miles [P32]
Died 10 July 1975; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 5, Niche Wall, W9, 121) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice Elizabeth Moody / Morcombe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 May 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alice-elizabeth-moody [reference list]




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