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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Martin WALLEY

Born 11 November 1881 [519]
Son of John WALLEY and Mary Rose WALBANGEN or WALBANGA [239: Tree 22A] [519]
His father was born to an Aboriginal man named Walley and an Aboriginal woman named Tundap, both of Bunbury [239: Tree 26]
His mother's father was the son of a European man and an Aboriginal woman named Watbanga [239: Tree 26]
He was baptised at the Benedictine Mission in New Norcia on 11 November 1881 [519]
In 1893 he was living with his parents, brother Stephen and sister Rosie at the Benedictine Mission in New Norcia [321]
Married Julia REECE on 4 November 1900 at the Holy Trinity Church in New Norcia [519]
His wife was the daughter of Native American man Edward REECE and Aboriginal woman Nancy BANGALAN [P474]
Labourer in New Norcia in 1910 [50]
Member of the Wanderers Football Club in Moora in 1914 [9: 3-Apr-1914, 22-May-1914]
The Wanderers Football Club was an all-Aboriginal team which competed in the Moora District Football Association [120: 28-Jul-1949]
His daughter Carmen died at the age of 14 from heart and kidney disease on 29 March 1922 [471]
Carmen was buried at the cemetery of the Moore River Native Settlement in Mogumber [471]
He and his family were living in Carnamah in 1923 [91]
Father of Josephine, John, Mary, Carmen, Piney, Cyril, Harold, Edward, Froilan, Clarence, Mavis, Lily and Lionel [15] [91] [239: Tree 26]
Died 19 October 1960 in Perth; buried at the Goomalling Cemetery in Goomalling, Western Australia [15] [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Martin Walley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/martin-walley [reference list]




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