David Munro MURRAY 1829-1896, was b. 1829, Scotland, son of David MURRAY and Margaret LANGLANDS is reported to have arrived in 1847 at Port Phillip from Scotland was later employed by Mr Edward HENTY as a sheep overseer at "Muntham" Station, S-W Victoria.

Margaret RYAN 1833-2905, was b. 1833, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Ireland, daughter of William & Margaret RYAN arrived as one of the Irish famine girls on the "Pemberton" at Melbourne, Port Phillip in May 1849, and in June 1849 tsailed on the brig "Raven" from Port Phillip to Portland in the south west of the Colony. She was aged 16y and employed for 1 year at a wage of 15, by Mr. E. HENTY of Portland, and was probably employed at Edward HENTY's "Muntham" station, 60 miles north of Portland as that is where she married in 1851 or 1852.

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David Munro MURRAY sheep overseer at "Muntham" Station, S-W Victoria married Margaret RYAN at "Muntham" station in 1851 or 1852 [marriage record not located]. David & Margaret ha 12 children born at "Muntham" or in the parishes of Carapook & Bruk Bruk, which at that time were a part of the the large "Muntham" station.

David Munro MURRAY was the Sheep Manager on "Muntham" Station in the 1850s and given a grand ball in his honour at "Muntham" when he left for another position with George ROBERSON, on the Glenelg....

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. FESTIVITIES IN THE BUSH.--On the evening of Thursday, the 13th instant, a grand ball was given at Muntham in honour of Mr. David Murray, who has been for a number of years overseer for Mr. Henty. Mr. Murray has just been appointed Superintendant for Mr. Geo. Robertson, Glenelg, and being very highly esteemed by the work people at Muntham ; the latter gave him the ball as a tribute of respect. Upwards of forty couples sat down to a sumptuous dejeuner prepared in Portland, and the German Brass Band which was engaged for the occasion played their choicest melodies.---Communicated.
Source : "The Portland Guardian" (Vic.) Monday, 16th February 1857.

David Munro MURRAY, a farmer of Carapook, was one of the signatures on the 1875 petition aimed at establishing a new school at Carapook.

According to Margaret's 1905 obituary, the family moved in about 1882 from the Carapook area to Telangatuk East, near Balmoral on the Glenelg River where both parents died. David died in 1896 and Margaret in 1905 and are both buried in the Balmoral cemetery.

David Munro MURRAY & Margaret RYAN had the following known family:

  1. Mary MURRAY b. 1852, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic, d. 1944, Hamilton, S-W Vic, m. in 1876 to William HALLAM 1852-1929, b. Lincolnshire, England, d. 1929, Hamilton, S-W Vic., 7 children at Balmoral, S-W Vic.

  2. Clara MURRAY b. 1853, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic, d. bef 1919 ...?..., m. in 1874 to William Francis Paul HYLAND, b. abt 1846, d. 1917, NSW, 8 children at Balmoral, S-W Vic.

  3. Isabella MURRAY 1854-1932, b. "Muntham" Station, S-W Victoria; d. 1932, Melbourne, Victoria; m. in 1881 to John FITZPATRICK 1854-1936, b. Geelong, Victoria to Hugh FITZPATRICK and Bridget AHEARN; d. Ballarat, Victoria. NOTE : Isabella MURRAY was a teacher (Work Mistress) at Bruk Bruk School (1874-1878) and then Carapook School (1878-1881), prior to her marriage in 1881.

  4. David Langlands MURRAY b. 1856, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic., d. 1946 Horsham, m. in 1883 to Alicena Harvey McMILLAN 1856-1933, b. Raglan, Vic., d. Balmoral, S-W Vic.

  5. William Robert "Willie" MURRAY b. 1858, "Muntham" station, S-W Vic., d. 1890, "Panjee" Station, Nyngan, NSW.

  6. Augustus "Gus" MURRAY b. 1859, "Muntham" Station, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1925, Goroke, S-W Vic., m. in 1889 to Flora Ann "Flo" McMILLAN 1866-1940, b. Dunolly, Vic., d. Warracknbeal, Vic.

  7. George MURRAY b. 1861, "Muntham" Station, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1942, Horsham, m. in 1893 to Mary Ellen CREEN 1865-1951, b. Hamilton, S-W Vic., d. Horsham, Vic.

  8. Medea MURRAY b. 1862, Coleraine, S-W Vic, d. 1923, Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. in 1887 to John CREEN 1861-1902, b. Hamilton, S-W Vic., d. Coleraine, S-W Vic.

  9. Cora MURRAY b. 1865, Bruk Bruk Parish, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1939, Horsham, m. in 1891 to Thomas ROBERTSON 1863-1939, b. Geelong, Vic., d. Horsham, Vic.

  10. John James MURRAY b. 1868, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1953, Hamilton, m. in 1897 to Henrietta EDWARDS 1873-1942, b. South Australia, d. Hamilton, S-W Vic.

  11. Theros MURRAY b. ~1872, Carapook, S-W Vic, d. 1904, Telangatuk, S-W Vic.

  12. Francis Hyland MURRAY b. ~1875, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. __?__, m1. in 1906 to Phillipa Grace NICHOLLS 1884-1913 of Sandford, S-W Vic., d. Horsham, bur, Sandford; m2. in 1916 to Edith EDWARDS 1889-1974.