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Biographical entry Morrison, George Ernest (1862 - 1920)

Born
4 February 1862
Newtown, Victoria, Australia
Died
30 May 1920
Sidemouth, Devon, England
Occupation
Physician and Newspaper reporter

Summary

George Ernest Morrison worked briefly as a doctor in Spain and Ballarat. He was the first permanent correspondent of "The Times" in Peking 1897-1912. He is commemorated by an annual series of lectures on China under the auspices of the Australian National University.

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Born 4 February 1862. Died 30 May 1920. Educated Universities of Melbourne and Edinburgh (MB, ChM 1887, MD 1895). Worked as a doctor in a British-owned mine in Spain 1888-89 and as resident surgeon at Ballarat base hospital 1891-93. Spent part of his life travelling and reporting on his travels, became the first permanent correspondent of "The Times" in Peking 1897-1912, government adviser to President Yuan Shi-kai 1912-19. In 1932 an annual series of lectures on China was founded in honour of Morrison by Chinese residents in Australia; the series continues under the auspices of the Australian National University.

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Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • George Ernest Morrison - Records, 1850 - 1932, ML MSS 312; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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