Murray, " ... landowner and politician"
(Witness, giving evidence about the state of the Aborigines, before the SC Committee on the 1839 Crown Lands Bill)
Terence Aubrey Murray, of Lake George, Esq, JP., " ... landowner and politician ... decided to return to New South Wales, where his service entitled him to a free land grant ... 1827 ... Murray was given authority to take possession of 2500 acres and located it North of Lake Bathurst and on the eastern banks of Mulwaree Ponds ... after some months the government ordered the Murrays to move ... Murray ... was compensated by an additional grant ... he built a homestead on land he called Woden ... Murray retained enough property in the Collector Valley to qualify for election to the Legislative Council ... his great objects were the welfare of the country, liberal and equal laws for all parties and all sects ... he proposed that a select committee should inquire into the sale of crown lands ... in 1857 he was appointed Minister for Public Works under the leadership of Cowper ... He was also active as the president for the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment ... 'He served his country regardless of his own interests and died literally penniless' ..."
Murray, Sir Terence Aubrey, in Pike, Douglas et al. (Eds)
Australian Dictionary of
Biography 1788-1850 (MUP 1967) Pages 274-277