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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George Morrison MALEY

Born 1899 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
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 [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]
Station-hand on Chilimoney Station near Northampton in 1917 [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force with his father's consent on 27 December 1917 in Geraldton [30: item 8213507]
     On enlistment was noted as 5 feet 6¼ inches tall, weighing 130 lbs., with  brown eyes, light brown hair and a bright complexion [30]
     Embarked from Albany, Western Australia for active service abroad on the S.S. Port Darwin on 19 September 1918 [30]
     Trooper 64277 in the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt during the First World War [30]
     Embarked form Egypt on the Oxfordshire and arrived back in Western Australia on 4 August 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 18 August 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Farmer in Yandanooka 1921-1926 [44] [50]
     His 2,042 acre farm consisted of Victoria Locations  2299, 2333, 2334, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2488, 2883, 2976 and 3306 [44]
     Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1922 [10: 30-Jun-1922]
     Member of the Yandanooka Football Club in 1924 [10: 12-Jun-1924]
Farmhand in Three Springs 1927-1935 [4] [5: 18-Jan-1935] [19]
     Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
     Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
     While driving a Fargo truck on Christmas Day in 1929 it overturned at a corner near the Three Springs Hospital [4: 28-Dec-1929]
          Received injuries to his arms and face and suffered from shock, while two passengers of the truck received broken bones [4]
     Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
     Inaugural Committee Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1932 [5: 12-Aug-1932]
     One of 77 ex-servicemen who attended the Sailors & Soldiers Reunion Dinner in Carnamah on 22 October 1932 [86: 29-Oct-1932]
     Came 2nd in the Diggers Sprint at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-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]
     In 1934 his first cousin Lydia CLINCH of West End in Moora married Waddy Forest farmer Charles H. GRONOW [5: 30-Mar-1934] [15]
     Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs July 1933 to January 1935 [5: 14-Jul-1933, 18-Jan-1935] [109]
     Master of Ceremonies at the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
     He was among those from Three Springs who attended the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
     Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
     Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
     Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
     Won the Bridge Tournament at the home of his aunt Mrs Sara T. MALEY in Three Springs on 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
     Left the Three Springs district in January 1935 [5: 18-Jan-1935]
Married Margaret Meta May BARBOUR, Assistant School Teacher of Three Springs, in Perth in 1937 [66] [73]
     Following their marriage they lived in Youanmi [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Manning [2]
Died 8 January 1976; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (FC Section, Ground Niche, 12) [2]
Photograph taken in 1918 at Dease Studios in Perth; courtesy of the State Library of Western Australia, 108531PD [P1]


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




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