Ross Morcom was the fourth of five children, and grew up at No 1, the Bay Road, Keswick (now Anzac Highway) enjoying the freedom of the surrounding open spaces. Perceiving very few work opportunities and knowing that his family could not support tertiary training, Ross left Adelaide High School after two years to join the Post Office, Telephone and Telegraph Department in 1916 as a Junior Technician in Training. He soon transferred from telephones to telegraphy and by 1930 had qualified as a Senior Technician. Ross married in 1923 and from 1927 to 1930 lived the good life in Darwin monitoring the Overland Telegraph. Mr Morcom retired in 1965 as a Supervising Technician Grade 5.
State Library of South Australia (31st May 2017). Ross Bishop Morcom. In Website State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 25th Apr 2018 15:02, from http://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/921