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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Sol" Solomon Shenton MALEY

Born 1881 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Son of John Stephen MALEY and Elizabeth Kniest WALDECK [15]
Left Greenough in late May 1906 and shifted to a selection "near Mingenew" which was very likely Three Springs [31: 1-Jun-1906]
Prior to leaving Greenough he was tendered a social at which it was said he and his contributions to concerts would be missed [31]
Farmer in Three Springs 1907-1915 [6]
     He was the owner of 877 acres in Three Springs, being Lots 14 and 15 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area [44]
     The Kadathinni Agricultural Area was 10,000 acres in size and was initially intended to be a State Experimental Farm [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Played for the victorious Three Springs in a cricket match against Arrino on 5 January 1907 [31: 9-Jan-1907]
    He was described as "a plucky scion of a celebrated cricketing family, bowled with deadly accuracy" [31: 9-Jan-1907]
He met Samuel J. F. MOORE M.L.A. at the railway station in Three Springs on his visit to the district in October 1908 [9: 23-Oct-1908]
Foundation Committee Member and Captain of the Kadathinni Cricket Club in 1909 [9: 20-Aug-1909]
In 1909 he was also farming Carnamah Farm in Carnamah with his brothers as "Maley Bros" [86: 15-Apr-1909]
     After finishing ploughing 250 acres at Carnamah, both he and his brother Fred were ploughing in Three Springs in April 1909 [86]
     In addition to their ploughing, there were eight men clearing and one carting off tree roots on their farm in Three Springs [86]
     "They are hardworking young men, and it is to be hoped they will be recouped by a good harvest" [86]
     In 1909 they were also cutting timber in Three Springs and sending it away by railway trucks to be sold for mines [86]
By 1910 he and his brother Charles C. MALEY were farming in partnership as "Maley Bros" [6]
Foundation Committee Member of the Three Springs Race Club in 1910 and 1911 [9: 23-Dec-1910]
Steward at the Three Springs Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Thursday 9 March 1911 [9: 10-Feb-1911]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1911-12 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
Married Ruby Lavinia FLYNN in Perth on Wednesday 15 April 1914 [86: 18-Apr-1914]
In late February 1915 he left Three Springs and shifted to Northampton [10: 5-Mar-1915] [31: 5-Mar-1915]
His brother Charles bought his share in their Three Springs farm for £1,000 in 1916 [225: 18-Jul-1927]
Manager of Chilimony Station in Ogilvie 1917-1923 [6] [10: 28-Aug-1917]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Died 20 March 1952; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, HA, 533) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Solomon Shenton Maley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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