|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||24°30' 09°10 Asc. 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.
- has other family relationship with Murdoch, Rupert (born 11 March 1931). Notes: Great nephew
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)