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Charles Maley (1858–1925)

from Barrier Miner

The death occurred in Adelaide this morning of Mr. Charles Maley, headmaster of the Aldgate Public School, and president of the South Australian School Teachers' Union. On Saturday last Mr. Maley was taken in a serious condition to the Mount Lofty Hospital, and according to his relatives little hope was then held out for his recovery. Mr. Maley has had an interesting career, mixing school teaching with journalism and local preaching. He has been a school teacher, however, for more than 30 years. Born in May, 1858 he had a brilliant career as a student and assistant teacher. He filled the position of headmaster of the Port Augusta school from 1880 to 1890. Later, after a term at the Gladstone school. Mr. Maley left the Government service and came to Broken Hill where he launched out on a journalistic career, for some time holding the editorship of "Barrier Daily Truth," a position that was in later years occupied by his brother, Mr. E. T. Maley. About 20 years ago Mr. C. Maley returned to South Australia and rejoined the Education Department. His first appointment was as headmaster of the Towitta school, near Angaston. Afterwards he went to Scott's Creek, out from Mount Lofty, and there had charge of the school. For the past 10 years, however, he has been headmaster of the Aldgate school, where he took part in public activities. Only recently he attended the interstate conference of school teachers held in Melbourne.

Surviving brothers and sisters of the late Mr. Maley include Mr. E. T. Maley, well known in Broken Hill, and until recently secretary of the Musicians' Club; Mr. James Maley, headmaster of the Angaston school, and Mrs. Lewis and Miss Maley.

Another bereavement was suffered by the family recently when Miss L. Maley, who was for many years headmistress of the King William-road school, Hyde Park, passed away. Apart from her activities as a school mistress, Miss Maley was an earnest worker in the cause of Methodism, and it is said that she never spared herself when it came to a question of assisting the needy.

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