Patrick Desmond Fitzgerald Murray (1900-1967), zoologist, was born on 18 June 1900 at Dorchester, Dorset, England, youngest of three children of Australian-born parents (Sir) John Hubert Plunkett Murray,...
Patrick Murray was appointed Challis professor of zoology at the University of Sydney in 1949 and resigned in 1960. He then took up a readership in zoology (later, research fellow) at the University of New England where he specialized in experimental embryology. Prior to these two posts Murray worked overseas at many prestigious institutes including the Strangeways Research Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (UK); the University of Freiburg (Germany); Bedford College for Women, University of London; and at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School.
Education - Entered St Ignatius' College in Riverview, New South Wales
Education - Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Oxford
1924 - 1929
Career position - Macleay Fellow of the Linnean Society of New South Wales and Lecturer and Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Sydney
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney
1929 - c. 1930
Career position - Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the universities of Cambridge (UK) and Freiburg (Germany)
1931 - 1935
Career position - Smithson Fellow of Natural Sciences at the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge
Career position - Bones: A Study of the Development and Structure of the Vertebrate Skeleton published
c. 1936 - c. 1939
Career position - Demonstrator in Zoology at Bedford College for Women, University of London
1939 - 1949
Career position - Reader in Biology and Comparative Anatomy at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, UK
1949 - 1960
Career position - Challis Professor of Zoology at the University of Sydney
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
Career position - Reader, later Research Fellow in Zoology at the University of New England in New South Wales
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)Monday 16 March 1914 p 1 Family Notices
... 19th February, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, by Rev. J. P. O'Connell, Desmond Rowan, youngest ... ; aunt of Daniel Con., and Patrick Sullivan, Mrs Dolan, Mrs Murray, and the late Mrs Cox of Pine ...
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)Wednesday 17 October 1934 p 11 Article
... Dermott G D Packer George H Sautellc T Keith Smith G S Bryant Albert c Berk FP Buckanan W A Tracey Herbert ... Haraldson A S Gerbei M Lennon. A Lyell Scott (D A P I W J Barrett H H York P C Doyle H I Boyd H F Norrie ...