Murray was born at Dubbo, Central Western New South Wales, an at a very early age his family moved to the Syd­ney suburb of Marrickville. It is here that Murray attended Marrickville Pub­lic School, and in bis senior years of schooling he transferred Canterbury Boy’s H.igb. He was just like most other young boys growing up in Iba! era. Murray was carefree and tended to e1’h.ibit a great