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Murray, Charles Cairns (1855–1898)

Charles Murray, n.d.

Charles Murray, n.d.

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 April 1898

Charles Cairns Murray, whose lamented decease we chronicled last month, was the fourth son of the late John Murray, of Glenmayne, Galashiels, N.B., and was born in 1855. He came out to New Zealand in 1879, residing at Napier, Hawke's Bay, and after returning to London in 1884, came out to live in Melbourne in 1889.

Mr. Murray was a partner in the firms of Messrs. Sanderson, Murray and Co., of London, John Sanderson and Co., of Melbourne and Sydney, and Murray, Roberts and Co., of New Zealand. He was also a director of Messrs. Strachan, Murray and Shannon, of Geelong, and on the Melbourne boards of directors of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Co. and the Alliance Marine Insurance Co.

Mr. Murray was a member of the Council of the Pastoralists' Association of Victoria and Southern Riverina, and took an active part in its proceedings at the time of the great strike of 1891. He was also President of the Australian Sheepbreeders' Association.

Few men were better known in pastoral, business, and sporting circles in Melbourne than the late Mr. C. C. Murray, and none was more universally popular.

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