Christie Murray, David

david christie murrayDavid Christie Murray (1847 – 1907) was an English journalist and novelist.  The son of a printer, Christie-Murray first wrote for Fleet Street papers the Daily News, the World, and for the London Times, reporting on the Russo-Turkish conflict as a ‘special correspondent’.

By 1889 he was a well known novelist. While on his lecture tour of Australia that year, he wrote a series of reports for the Age on Australian topics, such as attending the Melbourne Cup, and travelling the Blue Mountains.

Murray disappeared after his lecture tour, only to re-emerge five months later, telling friends he’d been staying with Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa. He spent the remainder of his life in England and travelling the lecture circuit of the USA.

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