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MURRAY, William

Notes taken from "A Force Apart?" - you can help by expanding this entry


One glaring deficiency in the personnel records is that of William George Murray, who led the Europeans involved in the Coniston Massacre. His file contains only scant information, but is endorsed ‘Rest of file is with Commissioner of Police’. That part of the file cannot be located and it appears that, after having been used to prepare reports for the Commission of Enquiry into the Coniston Massacre, the documents were mislaid and never refiled in the correct location. It is known, however, that Murray was born in 1884 and joined the Northern Territory Police in 1919 after four years’ service with the Light Horse in Gallipoli and France, where he had been wounded four times.

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