The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Murray, Reginald Augustus Frederick
Murray, Reginald Augustus Frederick, Government Geologist, Victoria, is the eldest son of Captain Virginius Murray who was Warden of Goldfields and a police magistrate in Victoria from 1852 to 1861, and Eliza Alicia (Poitiers) his wife. He was born on Feb. 18th, 1846, at Frimley, Surrey, England. On the death of his father, in 1861, he was employed on the geological survey of Victoria, and wrote a work on the geology and physical geography of Victoria. He is now Government Geologist in the Victorian Department of Mines, and ranks high as a scientific expert. Mr. Murray, who has made extensive geological surveys throughout Victoria, and many of whose reports have been printed in official blue-books, married first, in 1869, Miss Jane Louisa Otway Ford; and, secondly, in 1888, Miss Ethel Baker.