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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Stella Alison SAGE / MORCOMBE

Born 7 April 1887 in Angaston, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Samuel SAGE and Helen FROBES [55]
Married "Phil" Philip Thomas MORCOMBE on 6 July 1915 in Port Lincoln, South Australia [55]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Ceduna, South Australia [P86]
In 1921 her husband purchased and shifted to prospective farmland in Waddy Forest, Western Australia [P86]
Shifted with her son to Waddy Forest in 1923 to join her husband [P86]
Resided on Minaru Farm in Waddy Forest [P86]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Awarded 1st prize for Cakes at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Won 1st prizes for Six Varieties of Cakes and for Sponge Sandwich at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
In August 1930 her garden was described as "exceptionally attractive" in The Irwin Index newspaper [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Won 1st for Sponge Sandwich in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Exhibited and won prizes in three sections of Coorow-Waddy's First Agricultural Show held on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
     Won 2nd prizes for Cauliflower, Pickles and for a Decorative Vase of Garden Flowers [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Along with her husband and two children spent a holiday in Bunbury in January 1933 [5: 27-Jan-1933]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Plain Scones, Vase of Flowers and Pansies and 2nd for Marmalade at the 1933 Coorow-Waddy Show [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1933, 1935 and 1937 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 3-May-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Along with her husband, Stan FOLLAND and Keith MORCOMBE travelled to Perth by car on Friday 16 March 1934 [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Exhibited in the Confectionary and Flower sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
     Received 1st prizes for Fancy Scones, Fruit Cake, Fancy Bread and Collection of Marmalade, and 2nd prize for Madiera Cake [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Geraniums, Pansies, Iceland Poppies, and 2nd for Sweet Peas and Artistically Arranged Vase of Flowers [5]
Herself, her husband and daughter Helen travelled from Waddy to Perth by car with Angus MCGILP on 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Sweet Peas and Crochet Woollen Article at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Exhibited in the Fancywork section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Doyleys, 1st prize for Worked Toilet Set, and 2nd prize for Pair of Knitted Socks [5]
Herself, her husband and their daughter Helen spent a holiday in the Perth in October 1935, and attended the Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Along with her husband and children travelled form Waddy to Perth on Tuesday 4 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
     On Thursday 6 February 1936 she and her daughter Helen departed on the Manoora for Adelaide, South Australia [5]
     After some weeks visiting relatives in South Australia they returned to Western Australia during mid April 1936 [5: 24-Apr-1936]
     Her husband travelled to Perth to meet them on 15 April 1936, and they returned to Waddy Forest on Sunday 19 April 1936 [5]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
After four days as inmates at the Carnamah Private Hospital she and her daughter returned home on 10 June 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
She and her husband travelled to Perth and returned to their home in Waddy during the first week of August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday of her niece Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 [150]
Exhibited in the Confectionary, Fancy Work and Flower sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Madeira Cake and Crochet Woollen Article, and 2nd for Cream Puffs, Sweet Peas and Gent's Buttonhole [5]
     Attended the Show Ball held at the Coorow Hall during the evening wearing black georgette [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prize for Sweet Peas in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Judged the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Herself, her husband and their daughter Helen motored from Waddy Forest to Perth on Wednesday 30 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     After a brief stay in Perth, during which they attended the Perth Royal Show, they returned to Waddy Forest [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Travelled to Perth in December 1936 to see her son before he went to Port Hedland for Christmas with a school friend [5: 11-Dec-1936]
After an enjoyable few days of camping at Dongara returned to Waddy Forest on Tuesday night 19 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     The camping party had consisted of herself, her husband, their daughter Helen, niece Barbara and friend Enid CONWAY [5]
Purchased an Electrolux Kelvinator refrigerator from Carnamah agent W. George MULLIGAN in early 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Herself, her husband and their children spent "a jolly week" holidaying at Safety Bay in early February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Edward and Mrs MATTNEY of Adelaide, South Australia holidayed with them in Waddy Forest in September 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Donated a trophy for the Flower section and 16/- to the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Show in 1937 [150]
     Exhibited in the Farm Produce and Flower sections and won 2nd prizes for Lemons and Sweet Peas [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
While in Carnamah on 20 May 1938 she was bitten on the foot by a dog, and received treatment at the Carnamah Private Hospital [88]
By 1958 she and her husband had left Waddy Forest and shifted to 10 Helm Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [30: item 7986382]
With her husband, later moved back to South Australia [P86]
Mother of Jim and Helen [P86]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stella Alison Sage / Morcombe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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