Stefan Morga


Alias Szczepan, Stephen Morga

Russian spelling

Степан Францевич Морга

Born 18.11.1886

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
on 10.08.1915
per Whakarua
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 (Depot)
service number 72481
enlisted 17.03.1917
POE Sydney
rank Private
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

Materials

Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Alien registration 1 2 3 (NAA)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

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.