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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Harry" Henry Emanuel MORGAN

Born 1915 [15]
Son of Stephen John Henry MORGAN and Ann WHITEHURST [P109]
Resided with his parents on Mingatarra Farm in Three Springs [P109]
Won 1st prizes for Mapping and Pencil Drawing at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Obtained a scholarship and attended Narrogin Agricultural College in Narrogin[P109]
Returned to Three Springs and to help make ends meet shot kangaroos on "the sandplain" (now Eneabba) and sold the skins [P109]
Left Three Springs and worked as a fruit picker in Mount Barker 1931-1934 [P109]
He was spending a week with his parents in Three Springs when his brother Alex died in May 1934 after falling off a horse [P109]
Following his brother's death he remained in Three Springs and helped his father on the farm [P109]
Farmhand and later Farmer in Three Springs [19]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1934-1937 - was Vice Captain in 1935[5: 15-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935, 26-Jun-1936, 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-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]
Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports Day held at the Three Springs Show Ground on Monday 18 March 1935 [5]
     During the day competed in the Horse Events, winning both the Novelty Farmers Hack Race and the Cigarette Race [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Social Committee Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Kicked a goal in the Football Grand Final on Sunday 1 September 1935 in which Three Springs defeated Carnamah [5: 6-Sep-1935]
At the end of the 1935 season he received the Medal for the Three Springs Football Club's "Best Placed Player" [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Won the Flag Race in the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Won the Football Kicking at the Boxing Day Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on Saturday 26 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Married Edith Olive SKINNER in Mount Barker in 1939 [P109]
In addition to farming also worked locally and nearby as a Shearing Contractor[P109]
Annually shore sheep for George CATTO, Conrad A. E. BUSSENSCHUTT, George F. SALTER and John A. GILMOUR [P109]
     Shore sheep for all four farmers at the shearing shed on CATTO's Piyowola Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P109]
     After its construction also shore at the shearing shed on John A. GILMOUR's Yarallah Farm at Five Gums in Carnamah [P109]
Shore sheep for F. W. Gustav LIEBE on Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest in 1939 and 1940 [P109]
     It took eight shearers about four weeks to shear LIEBE's 20,000 sheep which resulted in about 500 bales of wood [P109]
Applied to enlist in the Army during the Second World War, however was rejected for having flat feet caused from shearing [P109]
     Successfully applied for entrance into the Royal Australian Air Force but was man-powered as a Shearer [P109]
     During the war he and three other shearers were sent to various places between the Murchison and the Great Southern [P109]
For a number of harvests contract carted FOGARTY's wheat from Perenjori to Three Springs, Perenjori and Latham [P109]
Speaker at the Valedictory Social for stationmaster Herbert E. REYNOLDS in Three Springs during November 1949 [4: 19-Nov-1949]
Later resided at 15 Carter Street in the Three Springs townsite [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry Emanuel Morgan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/henry-emanuel-morgan [reference list]




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