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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Claude Edwin MALEY

Born 26 August 1896 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Frederick William MALEY and Edith Louisa Hale HOSKEN [15]
Married Florence Helena May ANGEL in 1919 in Geraldton [66]
Along with his wife and infant twin daughters settled on farmland four miles north of Arrino in 1920 [P2]
Farmer in Arrino [19]
He appears to have initially farmed in Arrino in partnership with his father as "Maley & Son" [6]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club from 1921-22 until at least 1934-35 [10: 3-Feb-1922] [9: 12-Jan-1923] [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1921-1937 [10: 30-Jun-1922] [9: 26-Aug-1921, 25-May-1923] [5: 23-Apr-1937]
     He was the Arrino Football Club's Captain in 1923 and 1928, and their President 1934-1937 [4: 6-Oct-1928] [5: 27-Apr-1934, 22-May-1936]
     "the veteran player" who "put many young players to shame with his turn of speed and accuracy in shooting for goals" [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Accepted the Maley Cup on behalf of the Arrino Football Club at the Football Dance held in Arrino on 2 October 1928 [4: 6-Oct-1928]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Purchased a Case tractor from Westralian Farmers in about July of 1929 [4: 2-Aug-1929]
Member of the Arrino Hall Committee - was Secretary in 1929 and 1930 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 10-May-1929]
     During the first year of secretaryship the £163 debt on the Arrino Hall was reduced by over £125 [4: 10-May-1930]
Sold seven bales of wool for 12¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co at a sale in Perth on 18 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Secretary of the Centenary Sports held in Arrino on Saturday afternoon 26 October 1929, and the Ball that followed [4: 19-Oct-1929]
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 1st prize for a Brood Mare in or with Foal at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Primary Producers Association [4: 26-Nov-1932]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino farmer Hugh A. F. MCNEILL at the Three Springs Cemetery on 23 November 1932 [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Exhibited in the Sheep section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Medium Wool Merino Ewe and for WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ewe under 1½ years [5]
     Exhibited a Ram which was judged the Reserve Champion Merino Ram in the Show [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Every day after a day of farm work he worked in his vegetables garden, sometimes with a hurricane lamp after dusk during winter [P2]
He and his family were always first to arrive at dances held in the Arrino Hall, and opened the Hall and acted as doorkeepers [P2]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1934-35, and was President from 1935-36 to 1938-39 [5: 21-Dec-1934, 20-Sep-1935] [4: 1-Oct-1938]
     Represented the Arrino Tennis Club in their lost cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club on 13 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Along with his daughter Miss Claudine MALEY travelled from Arrino to Perth by car during early April 1935 [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs 1935-1948 [109]
Vice President in 1935 and President in 1937 and 1938 of the Three Springs Agricultural Society [5: 17-May-1935, 25-Mar-1937] [4: 25-Jun-1938]
Attended the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the luncheon tendered to Primate of Australia Rev. Henry F. LE FANU in Three Springs on Monday 1 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Draught Colt and Three Ewes & Ram under 1½ years at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-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]
Sold 18 bales of wool at 16d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at a wool sale in Perth on 18 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Member for the Dudawa Ward on the Three Springs Road Board in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Represented the Arrino Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
In June 1936 the Three Springs Road Board made a recommendation that he be appointed a Justice of the Peace [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Boundary Umpire for some football matches held within the North Midlands Football Association in 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936, 21-Aug-1936]
     He was disqualified as a Boundary Umpire, however the disqualification was rescinded on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Presented the all trophies bar one at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball at the Arrino Hall on Thursday 30 July 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
     He had won the trophy for the Gent's Handicap Singles, which was presented by the Club's secretary William J. TURNER [5]
Bred his sheep with Merino rams purchased from the Cardo Stud belonging to Leslie KEAMY of Watheroo [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Won three 1st prizes in the Sheep section at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5]
     They were for Medium Wool Merino Ewe, 3 Strong Wool Merino Ewes & Ram, and 3 WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ewes [5]
     In the evening at the Show Ball he was presented with the Keamy Cup [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Sold four bales of wool at 19½d. and five bales at 19¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd in November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Coronation Celebrations Committee in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
During the 1930s had some of his sheep shepherded by Herbert F. FAWCETT on the sand plain west of Arrino [144]
Attended the Farewell held for EK, Les & Dorine BYRNE and Mervyn WILLIAMS in Three Springs on 16 June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
     On  behalf of the TS Agricultural Society presented a travelling bag to the Society's former secretary Mervyn WILLIAMS [4]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Robert Walter CONNOLLY at the Three Springs Cemetery on 25 July 1938 [4: 30-Jul-1938]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Kate A. COLE of Three Springs at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 16 January 1939 [4: 21-Jan-1939]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Ellen DEE of Arrino at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
President of the North Midlands Football Association for a number of years [P2]
Speaker at the Valedictory Dance tendered to Ray and Molly SHAW in Three Springs on Thursday 13 March 1941 [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Corporal W71875 in Arrino's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino farmer William Herbert BURGESS at the Three Springs Cemetery on 28 October 1952 [4: 1-Nov-1952]
Served on the Three Springs Shire Council for 31 years and was its President for 11 years [P2]
Passed away at the age of 72 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 8 June 1969 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery (Anglican, Plot 140) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Claude Edwin Maley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/claude-edwin-maley [reference list]




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