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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Tiny" Ethel Mary Morrison MALEY / SHUTE

Born 27 April 1910 [P124]
Daughter of John Morrison MALEY and Ethel Henrietta Jane CLINCH [P2]
She was a grand-daughter of Greenough pioneer John Stephen MALEY who built the first flour mill at Greenough [86: 10-Mar-1934]
Her maternal grandfather Thomas CLINCH, also of Greenough, had imported the first harvester into Western Australia [39: 14-Apr-1934]
Resided with her parents and elder siblings on a property in Howatharra [50] [86: 10-Mar-1934]
In April 1912, along with her mother and siblings, left Howatharrra to join her 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]
Following her mother's death when she was only two years old she was adopted by her aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY [P124]
Resided with her aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY on the beautiful Parakalia Farm in Three Springs [P2]
Educated at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs and then at the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara [P2]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 24 October 1917 dressed as "Queen of Golden West" [10: 2-Nov-1917]
Sang a song and played a piano solo at the Dominican Convent's Annual Concert in Three Springs on 8 December 1919 [9: 12-Dec-1919]
Also performed in the Convent School's Annual Concert held in Three Springs on Wednesday 8 September 1920 [10: 17-Sep-1920]
Scored 124 marks in the Elementary Division School Examinations at the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara in 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
Later left Three Springs with her aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY and resided with her in Geraldton [P124]
Completed her education at Stella Marris College in Geraldton [P2]
Presumably shifted back to Parakalia Farm in Three Springs when her aunt did in February 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Assisted her aunt with the running of Parakalia Farm as a farmhand to help get the farm out of debt [P2] [P124]
Also helped with other chores such as cooking workmen's meals, and baking 14 loaves of bread a week [P2] [P124]
She was described as a lovely, bright and breezy girl who was well educated, very popular and liked by everyone [P2]
Drove her aunt into Three Springs town or to wherever else she wanted to go as she was crippled with dislocated hips [P2] [P124]
She was a skilled pianist and always played the piano at parties hosted by her aunt [P124]
Recited poetry and played the piano whenever asked to at concerts and dances held in Three Springs [P2]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show on 25 September 1930 wearing pale mauve beaded georgette [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall, Carnamah on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of pink taffeta [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Supplier of music at the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Three Springs Hall Saturday 3 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Attended the send-off social and dance to Charles S. MACDONALD at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 29 June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dainty figured organdie frock [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of figured organdie attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Her father passed away in Geraldton at the age of 62 years on 8 March 1934 and was buried at the Greenough Cemetery [86: 10-Mar-1934]
     Among the wreaths sent for her father's grave was one from her adopted mother and herself as "Sarah Maley and Ethel" [86]
In 1934 her first cousin Lydia CLINCH of West End in Moora married Waddy Forest farmer Charles H. GRONOW [5: 30-Mar-1934] [15]
Attended the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball held in Three Springs on 6 November 1934 as a "Bride" [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Departed Three Springs on the morning of Wednesday 28 November 1934 to tour the Australian state of Victoria [5: 30-Nov-1934]
Wore a gown of white figured organdie and lace to the Show Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Won the Ladies Waltz at the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball in Three Springs on 21 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Won the Jazz Competition at the  North Midlands District Hospital's Annual Ball held in  Three Springs on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Competitor in the North Midlands District Hospital Appeal's Popular Girl Competition conducted in May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
     She was announced the winner of the competition at the Appeal's Grand Wind-Up Ball in Three Springs Thursday 21 May 1936 [5]
     Through her involvement in the competition she received 16,902 votes which raised £70/8/6 for the local Hospital [5]
Conducted the Sweets Stall at the Annual Concert of the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs on 21 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Won an English china set in a raffle at the Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball in Carnamah on 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday evening 15 December 1936 [5]
     She was one of the providers of music at the Social, which had been organised by her aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
     Wore a blue lace ankle length frock with pink sash and blue and pink halo, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and green lilies [5]
Attended the Three Springs Rifle Club's Social at her aunt's home on Parakalia on Monday 26 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
      As the event coincided with her birthday the Club presented her with a handbag and the Club's lady supports gave her a cake [5]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Partook in the Empire Parade as South Africa at the Anglican Church's Annual Ball in Three Springs on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Attended the Annual Catholic Ball at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on 24 June 1937 dressed in nile green lace [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Ran the Fancy Stall at the Dominican Convent School's Annual Concert in Three Springs on Friday 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Married "Norm" Norman James SHUTE, who had worked as a farmland on Parakalia, in Fremantle on 22 November 1941 [P2] [P124]
Following their marriage herself and her husband initially resided on Parakalia Farm in Three Springs [P124]
They shifted back to Three Springs, where her husband worked on the railway line, and resided in a few different houses [P2]
Later her aunt employed Clem H. P. GRANT to move a house for her from Parakalia to 51 Williamson Street, Three Sprigs [P2]
     The house that was moved had once been the Cottage Hospital on Parakalia Farm - the first hospital in Three Springs [P2]
Her at that stage four children inherited money for their education when her aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY passed away [P2]
Following her aunt's death in 1952 herself, her husband and their children shifted with Joseph W. BROWN to Donnybrook [P124]
     Joe had worked as a farmland on Parakalia and had purchased a dairy farm in Donnybrook, which they helped him run [P124]
They left Donnybrook and shifted to Moora in 1956, and in 1957 returned to Three Springs [P124]
Resided at 51 Williamson Street in the Three Springs townsite [P124]
Assisted the local Roman Catholic Church, especially by running errands for the priest and nuns or taking them places [P124]
Member of the Saint Paul's Parent Teacher Association in Three Springs [P124]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Red Cross Society [P124]
Regularly visited and brought cheer to the old folk at the Lady Brand Lodge and North Midlands District Hospital, both in TS [P124]
She was best friends with her sister-in-law Jean MALEY, who lived next door, and visited her every day for morning tea [P124]
     Herself and Jean went on many expeditions together, and accompanied one another to local football matches [P124]
     They were the first residents of the Kadathinni Units in Carter Street, Three Springs [P124]
Member of the Three Springs Rosary Group [45]
Resided of late at the Kadathinni Units in Carter Street, Three Springs [24]
Passed away at the age of 93 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Mother of Mary, Tessa, Margaret, Carmel, Bryan, Robert and Kathleen [P124]
Died 15 August 2003; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 128) [24]


Ethel Mary Morrison MALEY was a supplier of music at the following local functions:
Played the piano at the Grand Ball after the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports in Three Springs on Monday 18 March 1935 [5]
     Also danced during the Grand Ball, herself and Jack MCGOWAN (of Carnamah) winning the Waltzing Competition [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Played the piano at Miss Dorrie KLOPPER's 21st birthday social at the Commercial Hotel, Three Springs 14 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Pianist of the "Grenadier Band" which played at the Three Springs Football Club's Dance held on Thursday 18 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
     Others in the band were Richard D. GELL (cornet), Clifford A. M. SCHOLEFIELD (drums) and William G. JORDAN (violin) [5]
Played the piano at the Ball following the Wheatgrowers Union's Annual Picnic held in Three Springs on 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Played the piano at the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Relieved on the piano at the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball in Three Springs on 21 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ethel Mary Morrison Maley / Shute' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ethel-mary-morrison-maley [sources]




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