Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.