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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Mick" / "Michael" James Michael ACKLEY

Born on 14 April 1927 in Tambellup, Western Australia [472]
Son of "Ben" Benjamin James ACKLEY and Lola Ellen WILSON [472]
Educated at the schools in Tambellup, Moora and Arrino [472]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Arrino [19] [472]
Came 3rd in the 9 Years Boys Running Race at the Three Springs District Schools Athletic Championships in 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of Three Springs Tennis Club in 1945-46 [5: 5-Apr-1946]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1946-1949 [5: 28-Jun-1946, 6-Jun-1947, 15-Jul-1948, 26-May-1949]
He played for the North Midlands Football Association against Moora & Districts on 29 September 1946 [5: 27-Sep-1946]
Won the Maley Trophy for being the Best Placed Man of the Arrino Football Club in 1946 [5: 1-Nov-1946]
He was one of the best players for the Arrino Football Club in the grand final against Coorow on 31 August 1947 [5: 5-Sep-1947]
Master of Ceremonies at the Arrino Football Club's Ball held in Arrino on 4 October 1947 [5: 10-Oct -1947]
Member of Arrino Tennis Club in 1946-47, 1947-48 and 1948-49 - was Captain in 1948-49 [5: 13-Dec-1946, 12-Dec-1947, 30-Sep-1948]
Competed in the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 18 September 1948 [5: 30-Sep-1948]
     Received 1st for Walk, Trot & Gallop; 2nd prizes for 14 stone Gent's Hack and Pair of Hunters; and equal 2nd for Maiden Hunter [5]
Married Teresa Rose Mary BENNETT in Perth in 1953 [66]
Later resided in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Falcon [2]
Died 19 April 2010 [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 22 January 1953:
Engagement
"BENNETT – ACKLEY: The engagement is announced of Rosemary, daughter of Mrs K. Bennett, of Victoria Park, to Michael, eldest son of Mr B. J. Ackley, of Arrino."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Michael Ackley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-michael-ackley [reference list]




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