Andrew Murray

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Andrew Murray
Born (1813-04-16)16 April, 1813
Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland[1]
Died October 8, 1880(1880-10-08) (aged 67)
Yarragon, Victoria
Burial place Boroondara Cemetery
Residence Balwyn
Nationality Scottish
Education University of Glasgow
Occupation Journalist, printer, winemaker[1]
Known for Editor of The Argus and The Age newspapers, the suburb of Balwyn is named for his estate[2]
Movement Free trade
Religion Christian (Presbyterian[1])
Spouse(s) Jessie Spence

Andrew Murray was an early resident of Balwyn and a pioneer in journalism for the state of Victoria. He also served as a member and chairman of the Boroondara District Roads Board from 1864 to 1868.[3]

Resigned in November 1868, triggering a by-election in December 1868.[4] He published a letter in the local South Bourke Standard in the same issue, defending his record as chairman from what "attacks ignorance by a political party".[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 D. Camfield, Murray, Andrew (1813–1880), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University., accessed: 14 January 2017.
  2. eMelbourne. Balwyn - Place. July 2008. School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne., accessed: 14 January 2017
  3. Blainey, Geoffrey (1980). 'A History of Camberwell'. Melbourne:Lothian.
  4. South Bourke Standard. Boroondara District Road Board - Saturday, November 21. 27 November 1868., accessed: 5 December 2016
  5. South Bourke Standard. Boroondara Road District - To the Editor of the Standard. 27 November 1868., accessed: 5 December 2016