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72 Essays. A Selection (Walter Murdoch)

Murdoch, Walter, Sir, 1874-1970


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371 p. ; 22 cm. #240422 Also Titled Seventy-two essays

Sir Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch, KCMG (17 September 1874 – 30 July 1970) was a prominent Australian academic and essayist famous for his intelligence and wit. He was a founding professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, Western Australia.

A member of the prominent Australian Murdoch family, he was the father of Catherine, later prominent as Dr Catherine King MBE (1904–2000), a radio broadcaster in Western Australia; the uncle of both Sir Keith, a journalist and newspaper executive, and Ivon, a soldier in the Australian Army; and the great uncle of international media proprietor Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch University is named in Sir Walter’s honour; as is Murdoch, the suburb surrounding its main campus, located in Perth, Western Australia.

Additional Information

AuthorMurdoch, Walter, Sir, 1874-1970
Number of pages371 p. ; 22 cm.
PublisherAngus and Robertson
Year Published1951 reprint
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

Very Good +. Edgewear to jacket.

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