Murdoch, Walter

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Murdoch, Walter Gender: M
Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch
born on 17 September 1874 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Rosehearty, Scotland, 57n42, 2w07
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°30' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°10 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 20°11'


Australian academic and essayist famous for his intelligence, wit, and humanity. 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; the great uncle of Rupert Murdoch, an international media proprietor; and a great–great uncle to Rupert's children Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James.

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

He died on 30 July 1970, aged 95.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Murdoch, Rupert (born 11 March 1931). Notes: Great nephew


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield requested the data from Caroline Gerard who quotes birth certificate, June 2015: "Born 2.30pm at Pitsligo (very near Rosehearty)."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Chancellor of the University of Western Australia)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)