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Biographical entry Murray, Jack Keith (1889 - 1979)

OBE

Born
8 February 1889
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Died
10 December 1979
Jindalee, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist and Administrator

Summary

(Sir) Jack Keith Murray was Principal of the Queensland Agricultural College from 1923 to 1945 and Administrator of Papua and New Guinea from 1945 to 1952. Under his administration the run down College was transformed into Queensland's top rural education institute. Murray was also heavily involved in the military. Between 1913 and 1920 he was a member of the Australian Imperial Force serving in many locations. From 1935 Murray was involved in administering army training schools and in civil affairs.

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Events

1914
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1915
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1916 - 1920
Career position - War service with the Australian Imperial Force
1920 - 1922
Career position - Lecturer in Dairy Bacteriology and Technology at Hawkesbury Agricultural College in New South Wales
1923 - 1945
Career position - Principal of the Queensland Agricultural High School and College in Gatton
1944 - 1945
Career position - Joined the Directorate of Research (and Civil Affairs) in Melbourne
1945 -
Career position - Transferred to the Reserve of Officers (in October)
1945 - 1952
Career position - Administrator of the Territory of Papua-New Guinea
1959
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1967
Education - Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) received from the University of Queensland
1975 -
Career position - Appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland
1978
Award - Knighted

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Jack Keith Murray - Records, 1936 - 1975, MS 5016; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940, University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1987, 180 pp. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.