Collection UQFL91 - Jack Keith Murray Papers

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Jack Keith Murray Papers


  • 1944-1976 (Creation)

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10 boxes, 3 albums, 2 parcels.

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Biographical history

Sir Jack Keith Murray was born in 1889 in Brighton, Victoria. He was appointed principal of the Queensland State Agricultural College (Gatton) in 1923 and became a Professor of Agriculture at The University of Queensland in 1929. He served as a colonel in the army in World War II and was commanding officer of the 25th (Darling Downs) Battalion in 1940. In September 1945 he was appointed Administrator of the Australian territories of Papua and New Guinea after the military administration left. He retired from that position in 1952. He was appointed to the University of Queensland Senate in 1953 and died in 1979.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1944-1976
Collection alternatively titled as: Jack Keith Murray Collection.

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Correspondence, pocket appointment diaries, scientific and technical papers, notes, transcripts of lectures, photographs and other material principally relating to Murray's activities in Papua New Guinea.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Material from this collection has been cited in:
Godbold, Kim E. (2010) Didiman: Australian Agricultural Extension Officers in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, 1945-1975, Queensland University of Technology. BA Hons thesis.
Keenan, Mel Anthony (2020) The western legal response to sorcery in colonial Papua and New Guinea. Monash University. PhD Thesis.

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223141440 ; 1058674046

Libraries Australia ID

23253406 ; 63015194

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Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Aug-2021. Revised, AM, 04-Mar-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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