Biographical entry Morrison, George Ernest (1862 - 1920)
- 4 February 1862
Newtown, Victoria, Australia
- 30 May 1920
Sidemouth, Devon, England
- Physician and Newspaper reporter
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.
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.
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
- Gregory, J. S., 'Morrison, George Ernest (1862-1920)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 593-596. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100579b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 10 October 2006