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    Patrick Desmond Fitzgerald Murray
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Born
18 June 1900
Dorchester, Dorset, England
Died
17 May 1967
at sea
Occupation
Zoologist

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Patrick Murray was appointed Challis professor of zoology at the University of Sydney in 1949 and resigned in 1960. He then took up a readership in zoology (later, research fellow) at the University of New England where he specialized in experimental embryology. Prior to these two posts Murray worked overseas at many prestigious institutes including the Strangeways Research Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (UK); the University of Freiburg (Germany); Bedford College for Women, University of London; and at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School.

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1914
Education - Entered St Ignatius' College in Riverview, New South Wales
1922
Education - Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
1922
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1924
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Oxford
1924 - 1929
Career position - Macleay Fellow of the Linnean Society of New South Wales and Lecturer and Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Sydney
1926
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1929 - c. 1930
Career position - Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the universities of Cambridge (UK) and Freiburg (Germany)
1931 - 1935
Career position - Smithson Fellow of Natural Sciences at the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge
1936
Career position - Bones: A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton published
c. 1936 - c. 1939
Career position - Demonstrator in Zoology at Bedford College for Women, University of London
1939 - 1949
Career position - Reader in Biology and Comparative Anatomy at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, UK
1949 - 1960
Career position - Challis Professor of Zoology at the University of Sydney
1954 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1960 -
Career position - Reader, later Research Fellow in Zoology at the University of New England in New South Wales

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  • 'Dr. P.D.F. Murray: obituary', Australian Zoologist, vol. 14, no. 2, 1967, p. 227. Details
  • Murray, P. D. F. and Crocker, R. L., 'Obituary: John McLuckie', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 19, no. 3, 1956, pp. 109-110. Details
  • Rogers, W. P., 'Patrick Desmond Fitzgerald Murray', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 1, no. 3, 1968, pp. 71-76. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9680130071.htm. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.