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MOREY, Edward Herbert (Ted)

The link below is to the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18, (MUP), 2012 Morey, Edward Herbert (Ted) Born 2 March 1902 at Mannum SA and educated at Mannum and Flinders Street Public Schools, He began work in the pastoral industry at 13 driving bullocks, camels and donkeys and breaking horses for SA Police. A skilled horseman he rode in the Great International Rodeo at Wembley Statdium, London in 1924.

He joined the SA Mounted Police after his return and in 1927 joined the NT Mounted Police. He was first stationed at Emungalen and later worked at Borroloola (1929-31) and Timber Creek in 1932.

He was involved in the 1932 search for Nemarluk. He was involved in the Blue Mud Bay expedition during which Mounted Constable McColl was killed. He worked at Lake Nash and Newcastle Waters. He married Kathleen Audrey Reilly in Camooweal, Queensland. He joined the Citizen Military Forces in April 1942 as a Lieutenant in the Australian Intelligence Corps and transferred to the AIF in November. He was posted to the 2nd Pack Transport Company and broke in 1100 horses. While posted to the Darwin area camp he was acting town Mayor for Darwin.

He de-mobilized in September 1945. He retired for the NT Police in 1948 and took a position as the manager of the Darwin Club in 1949. He shot buffalo and crocodiles on Nourlangie Creek and Wildman River and conducted tourist safaris. From 1950-56 he managed Beswick Station. In 1953 it became the Beswick Aboriginal Reserve and was the site for pastoral training.

He was the author of 'Two Man' - an unpublished murder mystery set in Central Australia and wrote for the North Australia Monthly and Northern Territory Newsletter.

While manager at Coolibah Station in 1957 he was injured by a horse kick and required treatment in SA. He stayed taking up a position as a stableman for the SA Police 'Greys' and also worked as a horse breaker for Bart Cummings. At 77 he began work as a part time bank guard at Glenelg. He died on 24 April 1982 at Woodville.

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