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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Cohen" / "Horrie" Horace Walton MORRISON

Born 28 April 1905 in Pingelly, Western Australia [15] [16]
Son of Andrew George MORRISON and Louisa WALTON [15]
Labourer in Carnamah 1926-1936 and Storekeeper in Winchester 1936-1940 [6] [9: 15-Oct-1926] [4: 14-Jan-1928]
Came 2nd in the Sheffield Handicap race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show & Sports Carnival in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Departed from Carnamah on the Friday evening train for a few days in Perth on 16 September 1927 [4: 24-Sep-1927]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won two 2nd prizes in the Ring & Sporting Events at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Himself and Miss Claire BERRIGAN organised a Bachelors' & Spinsters' Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 31 October 1927 [39: 8-Nov-1927]
     The ball was a great success with about 400 people attending - the largest crowd that the hall at that time had ever seen [39]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1927, 1928 and 1935 [4: 28-May-1927, 31-Mar-1928] [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Received a painful injury to his thumb while cranking his car in Carnamah in January 1928 [4: 14-Jan-1928]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1928-1935 [4: 21-Apr-1928] [5: 20-Apr-1934, 19-Apr-1935]
     Committee Member in 1928, Trainer in 1930, Scorer in 1934, Assistant Secretary and Goal Umpire in 1935 [4: 18-Apr-1931]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
While in Perth for the 1928 Royal Show sent a possibly fictitious telegram to Carnamah "Married on Monday, 11 a.m." [4: 20-Oct-1928]
In 1929 he was living in Carnamah with his mother and sister Vera, and was working locally as a Store Assistant [4: 30-Mar-1929] [6]
Married "Billy" Libra OSBORNE in 1929 [66]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Over several years he was regularly the Master of Ceremonies of numerous functions and dances in Carnamah [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Member of the committee that arranged Carnamah's first boxing tournament in early 1932 [4: 6-Feb-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Literary and Debating Society in 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
During the first week of October 1932 left Carnamah for the Murchison to work for a period carting wool [5: 7-Oct-1932]
In 1933 he appears to have been working at Ivan JOHNSON's Farm Service Station in Carnamah [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Competitor in John KENNY's Billiard Tournaments conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933, 28-Jul-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 [56] and a member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935, and their Stage Manager in 1936[5: 5-Apr-1935, 10-Apr-1936]
Played Dick Saunders in the play "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Fifth Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 24-May-1935, 12-Jul-1935, 22-May-1936]
Committee Member in 1935 and Financial Member in 1937 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [58] [13]
After spending several days in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Sunday 19 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Helped push a vehicle into Ivan JOHNSON's Farm Service Station in Carnamah on Saturday 15 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
     His leg was jammed between the vehicle and the doorway resulting in a severely bruised ankle which required medical attention [5]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
In mid July 1936 himself and his wife purchased the General Store and its premises at Lot 10 Choral Street in Winchester [3] [5]
     They purchased the general store, its premises and the adjacent vacant block (Lot 9) from W. George MULLIGAN [3] [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     Himself, his wife and their son Keith left Carnamah and shifted to Winchester in July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
General Storekeeper and Agent at the General Store and Post Office in Winchester from 1936 until 1940 [5: 24-Jul-1936] [6]
     Their store was known as the "Winchester Post Office Store" and was telephone number Winchester-10 [0: image 03740] [60]
     On taking over the store they stocked all general lines including groceries, fruit, vegetables, cigarettes and bread [5]
     They could procure any requirements at the shortest of notice [5]
     Sellers of The North Midland Times newspaper which was published from Carnamah, and of The West Australian newspaper [5]
     They were also agents for wheat buyers Louis Dreyfus & Co Ltd and publishers Gordon & Gotch [5]
     Advertised in February 1937 that they had prime wheaten chaff in new bags for sale railed at £5/10/- per ton [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     "Morrison's Store, Winchester" was a polling place for the Carnamah District Road Board election in 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
     In 1939 was also a Loading Agent for Elder Smith & Co, Dalgety & Co Ltd and Westralian Farmers Ltd [13]
     Also kept and sold stocks of tyres, tubes and spare parts for motor cars and trucks [13]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1936-37, and Committee Member in 1937-38 [5: 21-Aug-1936, 20-Aug-1937]
     Represented Winchester at meetings of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5]
     In addition representing, was also Secretary of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1937-38 [5: 24-Dec-1937]
     Donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Advertised in June 1937 that they had for sale a good milking Red Poll cow due to calve with its third calf [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Secretary of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1937 [0: image 03701]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1938 and 1939[13]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Mary SIMPSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 19 April 1939 [0]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
      The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Resided in Winchester until enlisting in the Australian Army on 20 May 1940 [16]
     Sergeant WX2838 in the Australian Army's 2/16 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     During the 1940-41 financial year sold his business in Winchester to the North Midlands Farmers Co-operative Company [3]
     Also during the 1940-41 financial year sold the premises of his business in Winchester to James S. STRAITON [3]
     While he was in the army his wife, children, mother and sister resided at 45 Thomas Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [50]
     His daughter Wilma passed away at 45 Thomas Street on Christmas Day in 1941, at the age of 12 years [39: 26-Dec-1941]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 December 1947 [16]
Resided at 14 Second Avenue in the Perth suburb of Claremont and worked as a Welder for at least the years 1949-1972 [50]
In 1980 himself and his wife were living at 76 Gore Street in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia [50]
Father of Wilma, Keith and Malcolm [39: 26-Dec-1941, 24-Sep-1945] [50]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 24 July 1936:
Change of Business
"A further change in business circles in the Carnamah district occurred this week when Mr W. G. Mulligan disposed of his general store at Winchester to H. W. and L. Morrison, of Carnamah. Both and Mr and Mrs Morrison have had varied and extensive experience in business and the residents of Winchester district can be assured of a service equal to what can be obtained elsewhere. All general lines will be kept in stock."


Horace Walton MORRISON performed the duties of M.C. at numerous Carnamah functions:
Master of Ceremonies at the send-off for local postmaster Harold E. G. BLENCOWE in Carnamah on 2 September 1927 [4: 10-Sep-1927]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Master of Ceremonies at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 18 August 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Master of Ceremonies at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Master of Ceremonies at the Town Band Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Master of Ceremonies at the Church of England's New Year's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Dance held by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Annual Presentation Ball held on Saturday 27 October 1934 [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
He had charge of the Dance held in Carnamah on Saturday 30 June 1934, held to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Anglican Church's New Year's Eve Ball in Carnamah on 31 December 1934 [5: 4-Jan-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell Social held at the Carnamah Hall for Brian and Gerda STACY on 16 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 March 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah C.W.A. Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 11 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Farewell to Herbert E. HELLEWELL at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Officiated as Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 29 June 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Miscellaneous Evening to John and Veronica MCGOWAN in Carnamah on 10 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
M.C. at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
M.C. at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 7 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Anglican Church's New Year's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 31 December 1935 [5: 3-Jan-1936]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Horace Walton Morrison' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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