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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Julia REECE / WALLEY

Born 1883 [239: Tree 22A]
Daughter of Edward REECE and Nancy BANGALAN [239: Tree 22A]
     Her father was a full-blood Native American from North America [P474]
     Her mother was a full-blood Aboriginal woman [P474] from Esperance [239], the daughter of Jitabul and Mingali [471]
     As she was part-Aboriginal, she was abducted from her parents' care and taken to the Benedictine Monastery in New Norcia [P474]
     Her mother was known as Bangalan, Nancy and Mary Theresa, with a surname of DARRELL and died in 1918 aged about 65 [471]
     After her death from "natural causes" her mother was buried at the cemetery at the Moore River Native Settlement in Mogumber [471]
Married Aboriginal man Martin WALLEY in New Norcia in 1900 [91]
     Their daughter Carmen died at the age of 14 from heart and kidney disease on 29 March 1922 [471]
     Like her mother, her daughter Carmen was buried at the cemetery of the Moore River Native Settlement in Mogumber [471]
     In 1923, when her daughter Mavis was baptised, she and her husband were living in Carnamah [91]
     Following her husband's death in 1960 she wore black clothing until the day she died [P474]
     Remembered by her grandchildren as a strong woman who wore a soldiers hat and had long black hair [P474]
She was commonly seen sitting by the campfire smoking her favourite pipe [P474]
Father of John, Mary Mercy [15], Carmen [471], Piney, Cyril Malcolm, Harold, Clarence Thomas [239: Tree 26], Mavis [91] and Lionel [15]
Died 29 July 1967; buried at the Goomalling Cemetery in Goomalling, Western Australia [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Julia Reece / Walley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/julia-reece [sources]




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