Alias Szczepan, Stephen Morga
Степан Францевич Морга
Place Czenstochowa, Poland
Ethnic origin Polish
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Franz Morga
Residence before arrival at Australia Served 3 years in the Russian Army, in 1913-1915 was in Belgium and England
Arrived at Australia
from Liverpool, England
disembarked at Sydney
Residence before enlistment Canungra, Qld; Bathurst, Bombala
Occupation 1917 blacksmith, 1924 learner at Blind Institute, 1926 basket maker, 1946 coal mining shipman
service number 72481
final fate Deserted 28.04.1917
Naturalisation appl. for nat. in 1924, 1926, 1946
Residence after the war 1918-1926 North Queensland, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane; since 1926 NSW, 1946 Dapto, NSW; Orange, NSW.<br>In 1922 killed Zabarey (Zaharey?) Beznosuk at Cairns and wounded himself becoming blind, was sentenced to death, then for hard labour for life, later released as blind, by 1946 vision restored.
Died 7.07.1955, Orange, NSW
Eye-witness story. - Cairns Post, 23 January 1922, p. 5.
Revolver outrage. - Cairns Post, 23 January 1922, p. 5.
Cairns sensation. - Brisbane Courier, 24 January 1922, p. 6.
Cairns wharf outrage. - Cairns Post, 24 February 1922, p. 5.
Cairns murder charge. - Cairns Post, 25 February 1922, p. 5.
Morga's alleged confession. - Northern Herald, Cairns, 1 March 1922, p. 38.
Cairns wharf murder. - Cairns Post, 11 April 1922, p. 3.
Morga sentenced to death. - Cairns Post, 12 April 1922, p. 5.
Murderer at large. - Truth, Brisbane, 5 December 1926, p. 16.