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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Dr Mario Alberto MAYRHOFER

Born 1900 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of Alberto Fortunato MAYRHOFER and Mabel Emma ALLPRESS [15]
In 1905 was living with his parents in Labouchere Road in South Perth [6]
Relieving Doctor in Three Springs for a portion of 1925 when Dr James P. MCALEER was on a lengthy holiday [9: 15-May-1925]
Following the return of Dr MCALEER he was farewelled at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 2 May 1925 [9: 15-May-1925]
Medical Practitioner / Doctor in Three Springs from July 1926 to December 1950 [109]
On an evening in early January 1928 he was being driven from Waddy back to Three Springs after a professional visit [4: 14-Jan-1928]
     The car had no headlights and ran off the road and into a ditch, however fortunately he and the driver escaped injury [4]
In 1928 he could be contacted on telephone number Three Springs-4 [60]
His brother Oscar G. MAYRHOFER spent a holiday with him in Three Springs in early January 1928 [4: 7-Jan-1928]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Chairman of the Committee that built the North Midlands District Hospital Building in Three Springs in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Received a welcome surprise on 20 May 1929 when "two old chums" in Dr WHITE and Dr VINCENT visited him in TS [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as "Mierobe" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Sent a wreath to the funeral of Charles C. MALEY M.L.A. at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 16 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
When required he assisted Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL with operations at the Carnamah Private Hospital 1930-1939 [22] [88]
Foundation Committee Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1930 [4: 14-Jun-1930]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1930 [53]
Donated prizes for the local Anglican Church's Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Returned to Three Springs on Monday 20 November 1933 after having spent the weekend at Dongara [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Married "Annie" Caroline Annie BYRNE at 7 p.m. on Saturday 15 September 1934 at Saint James Church in Three Springs [5]
     Following their wedding themselves and a small party of guests attended a reception hosted by his mother [5: 5-Oct-1934]
     The newspaper report on their wedding referred to him as "an exceedingly popular identity" of Three Springs [5]
     To celebrate their recent marriage they were tendered a Social at the Three Springs Hall on Monday 15 October 1934 [5: 12-Oct-1934]
     150 people attended the social, which consisted of dancing until 11 p.m. and then speeches, presentations and supper [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Annually made a donation to the Three Springs Agricultural Society in the 1930s and 1940s [262]
In 1934 his mother Mrs Mabel E. MAYRHOFER appears to have also resided in Three Springs [5: 19-Jan-1934]
His brothers Guido S. C. MAYRHOFER and Max K. MAYRHOFER were both doctors in the Perth suburb of Claremont [P324]
Along with his wife departed Three Springs by car on Saturday 2 February 1935 for a short holiday in Perth [5: 8 & 15-Feb-1935]
Won a cushion at the North Midlands District Hospital Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Judge of the Baby Competition at the Anglican Church's Fair held at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 16 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Purchased a new Chevrolet coupe car from local agent A. W. POTTS during September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Donated a trophy for one of the sections at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Invited Guest at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Three Springs on Saturday evening 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1935 to 1940 [109]
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]
Gave a speech at the farewell to Matron Catherine COFFEY at Parakalia Farm in Three Springs on 13 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
His Ford car was extensively damaged outside the premises of Goldsbrough Mort & Co in Three Springs on 13 March 1937 [5]
     Geraldton storekeeper Ernest F. SANDER had crashed into the parked truck of local farmer Sydney C. GOOCH [5]
     The force pushed the truck forward and into the back of his car, which was then forced against and displaced a verandah post [5]
Judge of the Baby Competition at Saint George's Hall in Carnamah on Thursday afternoon 29 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Following the death in 1939 of Carnamah's doctor, Cecil P. ROSENTHAL, he visited Carnamah weekly to see patients [P22]
During at least some of such visits to Carnamah he saw patients from a room of the Carnamah Hotel [P283]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
In 1942 he was visiting Carnamah to see patients on a weekly basis every Friday afternoon [0: image 02957]
In the 1940s carried out skin tests and diphtheria injections in both Carnamah and Coorow [0: image 04342]
Honorary Surgeon at the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 at Centenary Park, Carnamah [13]
Speaker at the Farewell for Matron KING held at the lounge of the Hospital Quarters in Three Springs on 29 August 1946 [4: 7-Sep-1946]
Financial Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1946 and 1947 [262]
Also the Honorary Surgeon at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1947 and 1949 shows [13]
Father of Margaret and Peter [113]
Died 7 December 1950; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZF, 513) [2]
The Dr. Mayrhofer Memorial Trust Fund was created at a well attended meeting in Three Springs on 13 December 1950 [4]
The trust fund was created in recognition of his services and the beneficiaries were his two children and his wife Annie [4: 16-Dec-1950]

From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 26 December 1929:
Country Towns and Districts - Three Springs and Mingenew - Cereal and Pastoral Wealth - People and Properties
"Dr. M. A. Mayrhofer has been in Three Springs for three and a half years, and, like most country medicos, he has a large area to cover, a superabundance of work, and therefore, little leisure time. Dr. Mayrhofer was educated at the Christian Brothers' College, Perth, going from there to the Melbourne University, where he graduated in 1923. Since his return to Western Australia he has been a resident doctor at the Perth and Children's Hospitals."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 9 December 1950:
Death of Dr. Mayrhofer - Sad Loss to North Midlands - An Untimely End
"It is with extreme regret that we record the death of Dr. M. A. (Mario) Mayrhofer, of Three Springs, who passed away in a metropolitan hospital on Thursday last. It was generally known in the North Midlands, throughout which territory he had practised for many years past, that he was in ill-health and had accordingly sought advice and attention in the city, but maybe it was only his relatives and intimate friends that were aware of the seriousness of his condition, and therefore his untimely passing will doubtless come as a shock to the district residents generally. Born in Perth fifty years age, the late Dr. Mayrhofer was educated at the Christian Brothers' College in Perth and graduated at the Melbourne University. Shortly after entering the medical profession he accepted an appointment at Three Springs about twenty-four years ago and has practised at that centre ever since. Of a genial and happy disposition, the deceased doctor was always most attentive to his many calls and at all times extremely considerate towards his patients, and there will be many who will long remember him for his noble work in the cause of humanity. The late Dr. Mayrhofer, whose remains were privately interred in the Anglican Cemetery at Karrakatta yesterday afternoon, is survived by his wife, one son (Peter) and one daughter (Margaret), to whom we join with residents of the North Midlands generally in extending profound sympathy in an extremely sad loss."

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 14 December 1950:
Obituary - Late Dr. M. A. Mayrhofer
"Words cannot express the heartfelt regret of the people of the North Midlands at hearing the sad news of the demise of Doctor M. A. Mayrhofer, who passed away on Thursday, December 7, at Mount Hospital where he had undergone a major operation a fortnight ago. Since the operation his condition had been very low but there seemed a bright spark on Wednesday when it was reported that there was a slight improvement in his condition. However during that night he took a bad turn resulting in such a sad ending. Dr. Mayrhofer took over the practise at Three Springs some 25 years ago from Dr. McAleer, now of Geraldton, and during the years, his patient attention to his patients and his courteous manner to all who met him he has endeared himself to all, to the extent that each seemed to look upon him as a member of the family. The whole of the North Midlands, and particularly Three Springs, mourn the loss, [not] only of a doctor, but of a very dear friend, and it is difficult to express the heartfelt sympathy for his widow and two children, Peter and Margaret. His remains were privately interred in the Karrakatta Cemetery."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mario Alberto Mayrhofer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 May 2024 from [reference list]

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