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James Hurtle Morphett (1854–1919)

The death is announced of Mr. James Hurtle Morphett, fourth son of the late Sir John Morphett, at the age of 64 years. He was well known in racing and pastoral circles, and, although his interests were chiefly in the other States, he frequently visited South Australia and spent some time with his brother, Mr. H. W. Morphett, at Wood's Point, River Murray. The deceased gentleman was born near Genelg. He was educated at St. Peter's College, but since his early manhood had spent most of his time in the eastern States, and principally in Queensland, where he had pastoral and mining interests. He was in this State on a visit when he became ill about a month ago. The late Mr. Morphett was unmarried. Three brothers survive — Messrs. J. C (Clerk of Parliaments, South Australia), C. E. (Victoria), and H. W. (Wood's Point) —and six sisters —Mesdames Mair, May, Ayers, Henderson, Stock, and Levi.

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