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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Maurice Henry ANCLIFFE

Born 1901 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England [21]
Son of gardener Joseph ANCLIFF and Elizabeth HASTINGS [21] [360]
     Resided with his parents at 15 Berking Terrace in Leeds, Yorkshire, England [360]
     He was baptised on 27 October 1901 at All Saints Church in Leeds [360]
     His mother died in 1908 at the age of 33 years and his father died in early 1909 at the age of 34 years [21]
     At the age of seven years he was an orphan with younger brothers Wilfred, aged five years, and George, who was an infant [21]
     Their uncle William John HASTINGS, who was a farmer in Western Australia, travelled to England to collect them [50] [203]
     He and his brothers departed London, England with their uncle on the steamship Orama on 10 October 1913 [203]
     They arrived on the steamship Orama in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 November 1913 [70]
     Resided with his uncle William, aunt Elizabeth and cousin W. G. Clayton HASTINGS on farmland in Mawson [15] [50]
Farmhand in Mawson in 1925 [50]
In partnership he and Robert J. V. CAVE purchased 3,001 acres of virgin land in Caron on 17 September 1928 [27]
     The 3,001 acres was Lot M1779 of Victoria Location 2023 situated on the north side of the Caron Road [27] [62]
     They purchased the land from the Midland Railway Company at a cost of £1500/10/- (10/- an acre), payable by instalments [27]
Farmer in Caron 1929-1939 [19]
Farmed in partnership with Robert J. V. CAVE as "Ancliffe & Cave" from 1929 to 1937 [6]
     Although the farm was located at Caron in the Perenjori district, they were both known to be "of Carnamah" [6] [19]
     He received his mail from Carnamah and was also enrolled to vote with an address of Carnamah [6] [19]
     They wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in November 1928 requesting a road be made to their property [4: 1-Dec-1928]
     In 1929 they had P.O. Box 60 at the Carnamah Post Office [53]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1929 [53]
     In November 1929 they purchased a new Chevrolet 6 truck from Carnamah dealer L. Scott WYLIE [4: 9-Nov-1929]
     During the Great Depression they went bankrupt and their estate was put under the management of a trustee [86: 20-Feb-1932]
     Their trustee was Carnamah accountant John G. HUNTER [86], who absconded with money stolen from his clients [P399]
     The local newspaper reported on 8 December 1933 that goods had arrived for them at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 8-Dec-1933]
     Both he and Robert J. V. CAVE were on the farm until 1933, however from 1933 to 1939 it was just himself on the farm [19]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 2-Feb-1929, 14-Dec-1929]
Member of the Gimlets Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Married Eleanor Jane BAMFORD in Perth in 1935 [66]
An unnamed child of theirs died on 8 December 1935 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
The sale of their farm was rescinded by the Midland Railway Company on 17 March 1939 [27]
The Midland Railway Company subsequently resold their former farm to Rupert J. CAMAC on 9 May 1940 [27]
His former wife Mrs Eleanor Jane ANCLIFFE married Herbert James DOYLE in Perth in 1946 [2] [66]
His uncle William John HASTINGS passed away on 29 September 1953 and was buried at the Anglican Cemetery in Beverley [138]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [2]
Died 26 August 1974; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, PE, 50) [2]
Also known as Morris Henry ANCLIFF [2] [21]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Henry Ancliffe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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