Murray Tyrrell

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Murray and Ellen Tyrrell on their wedding day in 1939

Sir Murray Louis Tyrrell KCVO CBE (1 December 1913 – 13 July 1994) was an Australian public servant. He was the Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia from 1947 to 1973. In his record term of 26 years, served six governors-general. In 1959, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 1977, he was named Australian of the Year with Dame Raigh Roe.[1]

Tyrrell was born in Kilmore, Victoria. He married Ellen St Clair Greig on 6 May 1939. The couple had three children. He lived in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Tyrrell died on 13 July 1994 in Canberra of the Australian Capital Territory. He was 80.[2]

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  1. "1977 Australian of the Year". Australian of the Year Awards. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. "Tyrrell, Sir Murray Louis (1913–1994)". People Australia. Australian National University. Retrieved 29 March 2019.