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Biographical entry Murray-Jones, Frederick (1882 - 1944)

Born
18 May 1882
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Died
16 August 1944
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Veterinarian

Summary

Frederick Murray-Jones was a veterinarian who joined the South Australian Department of Agriculture after completing his studies. As Assistant Veterinary Officer, he travelled throughout South Australia, writing extensively in the local press on veterinary matters he encountered. He joined the Australian Army Veterinary Corps and served with the AIF during WWI mostly in the Middle East. After rejoining the South Australian Department after the War, in 1924 Murray-Jones became Chief Veterinary Officer for the Western Australian Department of Agriculture. He worked to establish same connection with farming community that he had enjoyed in South Australia where he was highly regarded. His controversial dismissal in 1930, ostensibly because of the parlous condition of the State's finances, was widely condemned in agricultural and veterinary communities. Thereafter Murray-Jones worked in private practice.

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Events

1911
Education - Licentiate of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne
1912
Education - BVSc, University of Melbourne
1912 - 1914
Career position - Assistant Veterinary Officer, South Australian Department of Agriculture
1913
Career position - Joined the Australian Army Veterinary Corps
1914 - 1920
Career position - Served with the Australian Imperial Force
1919
Education - Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
1920 - 1923
Career position - Assistant Veterinary Officer, South Australian Department of Agriculture
1923 - 1924
Career position - Deputy Inspector of Stock and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, South Australian Department of Agriculture
1924 - 1930
Career position - Chief Inspector of Stock and Chief Veterinary Officer, Western Australian Department of Agriculture

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Weston, Robert, 'Frederick Murray-Jones BVSc, MRCVS: second Chief Veterinary Officer of Western Australia', Australian Veterinary History Record, vol. 72, 2015, pp. 9-25. Details

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