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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Cecil Morrison MALEY

Born 10 March 1902 in Greenough, Western Australia [16]
Son of John Morrison MALEY and Ethel Henrietta Jane CLINCH [15]
He was a grandson of Greenough pioneer John Stephen MALEY who built the first flour mill at Greenough [15] [86: 10-Mar-1934]
His maternal grandfather Thomas CLINCH, also of Greenough, had imported the first harvester into Western Australia [39: 14-Apr-1934]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Greenough and then on a property in Howatharra [50] [86: 10-Mar-1934]
In April 1912, along with his mother and siblings, left Howatharrra to join his father on a property in Yuba [86: 14-Mar-1912, 14-May-1912]
They'd only been in Yuba for one month when his mother died at the age of 42 years on 9 May 1912 [29] [86: 14-May-1912]
Farmhand on his uncle Charles C. MALEY's Parakalia Farm in Three Springs, and later a Farmer in Three Springs [19] [24]
Married Genevieve Sarah HOWARD in 1927 [66]
Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
News on 16 June 1928 reported he "received a wire on Monday, announcing the birth of his son and heir at Midland" [4: 16-Jun-1928]
Attended the wedding dance of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the funeral of his uncle Charles C. MALEY M.L.A. at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 16 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
He was admitted to the Hospital in Three Springs in February 1930 after falling from a horse and breaking his collar bone [4: 15-Feb-1930]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Won the Keamy Cup for the Best Three Strong Wool Merino Rams at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Inaugural Vice Captain of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 27-Oct-1933, 9-Nov-1934]
Member of the committee that organised the Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade's Fundraising Ball on 20 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Travelled from Three Springs to Moora on Monday 29 January 1934 to partake in an organised duck shoot [5: 2-Feb-1934]
With Randolph BARNHART travelled to Greenough on 3 March 1934 where they stayed some weeks with J. MALEY [5: 9-Mar-1934]
In 1934 his first cousin Lydia CLINCH of West End in Moora married Waddy Forest farmer Charles H. GRONOW [5: 30-Mar-1934] [15]
Committee Member in 1934 and Assistant Secretary in 1935 of the Three Springs Agricultural Society [5: 13-Apr-1934, 17-May-1935]
     Ringmaster of the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1934 and 1937 [5: 21-Sep-1934, 30-Apr-1937]
     Exhibited in the Vegetable section of the Society's Annual Show in 1934, winning a 2nd prize for Cabbage [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     In 1935 he was Senior Vice President and a Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society [5: 1-May-1936]
In October 1934 he and Randolph BARNHART travelled to the mouth of the Greenough River for fishing expedition [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Secretary of the committee who conducted a Grand Ball in Three Springs in aid of the Blind Institute on 18 October 1934 [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Foundation Committee Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
     Vice President and Vice Captain of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 24-Apr-1936, 24-Dec-1936]
     Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
     Master of Ceremonies at the Three Springs Rifle Club's First Annual Ball on Saturday 12 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
     At the First Annual Ball in 1936 he was presented with the Central Agency Trophy, which was an electro-plate vase [5]
Travelled with Randolph BARNHART, Henry TOWNSEND and Alf HUNTER to the Murchison on 3 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Grand Ball which followed the St. Patrick's Day Sports in Three Springs on 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Social Committee Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 10-May-1935, 8-May-1936]
     Represented the Three Springs Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5]
     Vice President and Committee Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs 1935-1948 [109]
Helped run the children's sports at the Wheatgrowers Union's Annual Picnic held in Three Springs on 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for Photography Portrait and 2nd for Swede Turnips at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Invited Guest at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Sold three steers for £11/17/6 and four bullocks for £14/2/6 through Elder Smith & Co on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
In October 1935 signed a petition in support of the Three Springs Road Board constructing new tennis courts in Arrino [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Member for Three Springs on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1935-36 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
After a trip to Perth he and Randolph BARNHART returned to Three Springs on Friday 28 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Among those who attended the Special Ratepayers Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on Monday 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
     After much discussion it was requested that the Board's members resign and half did causing the Road Board to become defunct [5]
In mid 1936 it was recommended  that he be appointed a local Justice of the Peace [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Green Wheat for Hay at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
In the midst of a water shortage he advised the Three Springs Road Board of a soak on the Three Springs-Perenjori Road [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club - was President in 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Granted permission in February 1937 to construct a sleeper crossing over a drain on the Three Springs-Perenjori Road [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Won the Throwing at Wicket at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Wednesday 17 March 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Ball of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Coronation Celebrations Committee in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Helped organise the Farewell for Barney & Frances BARNHART, which was held in Three Springs on 3 February 1938 [4: 12-Feb-1938]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Three Springs farmer Isaac WALLACE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 May 1939 [4: 3-Jun-1939]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Private W71810 in Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Speaker at the Farewell for Matron KING held at the lounge of the Hospital Quarters in Three Springs on 29 August 1946 [4: 7-Sep-1946]
After retiring from farming resided at 46 Slaughter Street in Three Springs [24]
Passed away at the age of 82 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Charles, Fay, Gem, John, Mick, Stan and Fred [45]
Died 8 February 1985; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 175) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecil Morrison Maley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/cecil-morrison-maley [sources]




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