Henry St Aubyn Murray

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The Town Hall in Rangiora, designed by Murray in 1925[1]

Henry St Aubyn Murray MC (14 January 1886 – 12 April 1943) was a New Zealand architect and athlete.

Murray was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1886.[2] He received his education at Christ's College.[3] After school, he went to the local architect Frederick John Barlow as an apprentice.[3]

Murray competed for Australasia in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England.[2] He competed in two athletic events. In the 110 metres hurdles he was second in the heat (1-4.58) but did not qualify. In the 400 metres hurdles he was second in the heat (59.8) but did not qualify.[2]

In WWI, Murray served with the 11th Field Company of the Royal Australian Engineers. In 1917, he won a Military Cross for bravery.[3] The citation reads:[4][5]

As an architect, Murray undertook many commissions for the Catholic Church. His best-known work in the Church of the Holy Name in Ashburton, which is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category I historic structure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town Hall". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Henry Murray". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Church of the Holy Name (Catholic)". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Henry St Aubyn Murray". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lt. Henry St Aubyn Murray" (PDF). Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
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