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Maeva Eliz. [Cumpston] Galloway

The Sydney Morning Herald. - Jan 5, 1949 TO STUDY ABROAD

Miss Anne Hurley, daughter of Mr and Mrs JC Hurley of Clovelly, is spending a holiday in Canberra as the guest of Dr and Mrs J Cumpston, whose younger daughter Miss Maeva Cumpston will travel with her in the Esperance Bay to England next month.


Miss Hurley has had a Fellowship in History Research at Sydney University for the past two years, and will work in England for her MA.  She hopes to be associated with Professor Hancock on the United Kingdom War History.  Miss Cumpston will continue her studies abroad in physiotherapy.


Maeva is the daughter of Gladys Maeva Walpole and JHL Cumpston.  She married Basil Galloway.


Maeva is my 4th cousin 1 x removed

30 May 2006


At the official announcement of Exercise Cumpston 06, family members of Dr Cumpston were present. Here is a note from Mrs Maeva Galloway after the event. 30th May 2006: “On behalf of all family members I would like to thank you for the courteous and friendly way we were received and cared for at this morning’s launch of Exercise Cumpston. In particular the references made to J H L Cumpston by the Minister and the Chief Medical Officer were greatly appreciated. We are impressed by the very detailed study and planning and congratulate all involved”.

Maeva Galloway, (daugher of the late Dr Cumpston)

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954) Tuesday 11 November 1941


SPRING EXHIBITION Additional Awards Commenting yesterday on the Spring Exhibition, Col. A. E. Jones, president of the Horticultuial Society of Canberra, said that the Society, and, the public of Canberra, were under a deep obligation to the Superintendent of'Parks and Gardens (Mr. J.

P. Hobday) for the magnificent display made at the stage end of the hall on Saturday.



Buttonhole: Miss Maeva Cumpston 1, Miss Mary Adams 2. Posy: Miss Maeva Cumpston 1, Miss Shirley Richardson 2.,,

Bowl: Noe Brown 1, Miss Yvonne Brown 2. Float Bowl: Miss Shirley Richardson 1, Miss Maeva Cumpston 2.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926-1954) Wednesday 25 February 1953  


A pre-wedding party for Miss Maeva Cumpston, physiotherapist at the Canberra Community Hospital, and Mr. Basil Galloway, of Melbourne, was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. A G.  Cumpston at Turner on Saturday.  Miss Cumpston is the sister of Dr. Cumpston. The couple will marry at St. John's Church on April 4.

Maeva, a physiotherapist, was for many years manager of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Interview with Maeva Galloway] [sound recording] / [Interviewer : Joy Cocker]


Audio Bib ID 2435003  Format Audio  Author Galloway, Maeva, 1926-


Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.  

Description 1983 Mar. 9.  1 cassette (ca. 83 min) : 1 7/8 ips.  Series Australia 1938 oral history project.


Summary Galloway speaks of her family background ; school memories in Canberra ; local area and community ; childhood memories ; family life ; home and living conditions ; recreation ; entertainment ; family relationships ; health and healthcare ; changes to Canberra.  Notes Transcript unavailable.  Recording is accompanied by photographs.


Recorded by the Australia 1938 Oral History Project as research for the book Australians 1938 from the series Australians, a historical library.  

Subjects Galloway, Maeva, - 1926- - Interviews.  |  Women - Australian Capital Territory - Canberra - Biography.  |  Canberra (A.C.T.) - Social conditions.  

Other Authors Cocker, Joy  |  Australia 1788-1988: A Bicentennial History  |  Australia 1938 Oral History Project




These family photographs have been provided by Margaret and Maeva and I am grateful to them for their contribution.


From the left:

Margaret, John, Alan, Howard

(JHL, always known as Howard) Gladys, Bruce, Mary and in front from left Maeva and  Amy.


Second Photograph

Gladys Maeva  [Walpole] Cumpston