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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ken Morrison MALEY

Born 15 October 1900 in Greenough, Western Australia [15] [16]
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]
Married Janet Jean DRAGE in Northampton in 1928 [66]
Farmer / Sharefarmer in Three Springs [6] [19]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1931 [4: 10-Oct-1931]
Admitted to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs suffering from football injuries in August 1931 [4: 15-Aug-1931]
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]
He was a patient at the North Midlands District Hospital in late September 1933 receiving treatment for an inflamed throat [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In November 1933 purchased a new truck from local dealer A. W. POTTS [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [4: 16-Dec-1933]
Returned to Three Springs from Northampton on 23 January 1934 and travelled to Perth on 26 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Arrived back in Three Springs on 6 February 1934 and remained until leaving for Noumea towards the end of the month [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Travelled to Perth on Monday 19 February 1934 and stayed there a week before leaving for Noumea [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Foundation Captain of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
In 1934 his first cousin Lydia CLINCH of West End in Moora married Waddy Forest farmer Charles H. GRONOW [5: 30-Mar-1934] [15]
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]
In February 1935 left Three Springs and shifted to Bowgada, where he took over the farm of Mr A. H. CURRELL [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Farmer of Stanley Park Farm in Bowgada, West Perenjori 1935-1939 [5: 8-Mar-1935] [19]
They held a house warming party at their new home in Bowgada on Wednesday 6 March 1935 [5: 8-Mar-1935]
Lent his truck and services to help cart gravel for the backyard of the Three Springs Hospital on Saturday 17 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Sold nine pigs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 4 November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
      The pigs comprised 2 choppers (1 at 48/6, 1 at 26/-), 5 porkers (2 at 32/6, 2 at 24/6, 1 at 23/6) and 2 weaners at 14/6 per head [5]
Attended the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Resided in Northampton prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 27 July 1940[16]
Private WX5448 in the Australian Army's 2/28 Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 September 1945 [16]
Later resided in Perth [2]
Died 13 August 1967; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ken Morrison Maley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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