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Murphy, Alexander Dyce (1844–1921)

from Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld)

The many friends of Mr. Alexander Dyce Murphy will regret to learn that he died yesterday, says the Melbourne Argus of Saturday last. He was the younger son of the late Sir Francis Murphy. He was born at Argyle, New South Wales, in 1845 and was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, entering there on the opening day in 1858. He was largely interested in pastoral properties in Queensland, owning Northampton Downs and other stations in that state, as well as stations in New South Wales, Mr. Murphy was also well-known as an owner of racehorses, and, with Sir Samuel Hordern, owned Artilleryman which won the Melbourne Cup in 1915. Mr. Murphy, who was a very old member of the Melbourne Club, has left a widow, two daughters, and one son— Mr. H. D. Murphy, who was a member of Dr. Mawson's Antarctic expedition in 1912.

Original publication

  • Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld), 5 February 1921, p 27, column 2 (view original)

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'Murphy, Alexander Dyce (1844–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/murphy-alexander-dyce-17078/text28919, accessed 19 October 2019.

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