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Clapham, Murray (1885–1925)

Murray Clapham, n.d.

Murray Clapham, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 14 April 1925

After a brief illness, Mr. Murray Clapham, manager in Australia of The Australian Estates and Mortgage Company Limited, died in a private hospital in Melbourne on the 15th March. The son of Mr. George Clapham, of Grimsby, England, the late Mr. Clapham was born on the 25th January, 1885. After gaining considerable experience with a firm of accountants in England, he went to South Africa, where, for a short period, he was connected with one of the large mining companies.

In 1907 he arrived in Victoria, and after a few months entered the service of The Australian Estates and Mortgage Company Limited. His marked ability, keen judgment and devotion to his company's interests led to his rapid advancement, and, after successively occupying the positions of secretary and sub-manager, he was, in July 1922, appointed manager in Australia. His fine personality, urbanity and unfailing courtesy had won him a wide circle of friends, and to these, as well as to the company's clients and staff in Australia, the appointment gave great satisfaction and pleasure.

In the deliberations of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers, the Melbourne Wool Brokers' Association, of which he was chairman for two years, and the Pastoralists' Union of Southern Riverina, his presence and wise counsels will be greatly missed. His activities were not restricted to the business with which he was associated and its relative interests, but during the last three years his influence was felt through the whole of the eastern States in financial and other public affairs of a national character. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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Murray Clapham, n.d.

Murray Clapham, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 14 April 1925