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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Maurice Thomas George ZAMBELLAS

Born 26 May 1917 in Collie, Western Australia [16]
Son of Peter ZAMBELLAS and Marguerite REID [15]
Farmhand for GALLEHAWK Bros on Strathcona Farm in Carnamah in 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936] [88]
He was fined 20/- for a stealing offence by the Carnamah Police Court on 9 December 1936 [88]
     As he was unable to pay the fine he was imprisoned at the lock-up of the Carnamah Police Station for six days [88]
In January 1937 he was unemployed and was camping at the Winchester Railway Siding in search of work [88]
     A Winchester farmer telephoned the Carnamah Police Station reporting he was hanging around the Siding on 12 January 1937 [88]
     Constable Maurice PLUNKETT of Carnamah travelled to Winchester and interviewed him [88]
     The Constable ascertained he was "honestly endeavouring to obtain employment" and gave him the means to obtain food [88]
Resided in Geraldton prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 23 May 1941[16]
     Private WX13422 in the Australian Army's 6 Independent Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 August 1944 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Died 15 June 1996; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Lawn 5, 436) [2]
Also known as Thomas BELL and Maurice Thomas George BELL [5: 11-Dec-1936] [88]
He could be the T. BELL who was in Carnamah 1932-1935 [5]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Thomas George Zambellas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maurice-thomas-george-zambellas [reference list]




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