Jack Keith Murray

Jack Keith Murray (1889-1979), agriculturalist, soldier and Australian Administrator of Papua and New Guinea. Murray graduated from the University of Sydney, was Principal of the Queensland Agricultural College from 1923-45 and Professor of Agriculture at the University of Queensland from 1927-45. He became a colonel in the Australian Army during World War II and Chief Instructor of the Australian Army School of Civil Affairs. He was appointed by Australia’s Labor Government as Administrator of PNG from 1945-52, with the responsibility of implementing Australia’s ”New Deal”. Murray strongly attacked the racism of the majority of white expatriates. He was replaced as Administrator when the Labor Government lost office.

More about Jack Keith Murray: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/murray-sir-jack-keith-11209

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