Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Jane Emma Murphy (1854–1924)

A member of one of the pioneer families, Mrs. Jane Emma Murphy, died recently at her home, "The Briars," Mornington, at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Murphy was the wife of Mr. Jas. Murphy, of Calga Station, N.S.W., and her father was born at "The Briars," St. Helena, and was the first station holder on the Mornington Peninsula. Mrs. Murphy's charitable interests were continuous during her long life. She was at her death, and had been for many years, a member of the committee of management of Queen Victoria Hospital, and had formerly been a prominent member of the Children's Hospital committee. Mrs Murphy leaves one son, Mr. Alexander Balcombe Murphy, who fought at Gallipoli as an English soldier, where he was wounded. He is now a pastoralist, his home being on Kooyong road, Toorak.

Original publication

Citation details

'Murphy, Jane Emma (1854–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 April 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Balcombe, Jane Emma



23 September, 1924 (aged ~ 70)
Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Key Organisations