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Morphett, George Cummins (1876–1963)

George Cummins Morphett

George Cummins Morphett

News (Adelaide), 22 January 1930, p 8

Champion of Producers Mr. George Cummins Morphett is widely known throughout the State be cause of his activities in primary produic tion. He is a son of Mr. J. C. Morphett, a former clerk of South Australian Parliaments, and a grandson of the late Sir John Morphett, former Chief Secretary and President of the Legislative Council.

Born in Adelaide 54 years ago Mr. Morphett was educated at St. Peter's College and Geelong Grammar School. He served an apprenticeship in the stock department of Elder, Smith & Co., Limited, and subsequently migrated to the Riverina district, New South Wales. He purchased a mixed farming property of 3,500 acres near Corowa. While there he won a district crop competition for the best 1000 acres of wheat, gaining a return of 36% bushels to the acre.

The death of his only brother, Mr. Arthur Morphett, on active service at Fleurbaix, France, necessitated his re turn to South Australia in 1917 to assist in the management of the property of the family at Wood's Point, near Murray Bridge. During his long experience in primary production Mr. Morphett gained a thorough knowledge of the aims and aspirations of the man on the land, and this has helped to qualify him for the important post he now fills as chairman of directors of Adelaide Milk Supply Co operative, Limited. Mr. Morphett believes that the future progress of South Australia is largely dependent on the success of its primary producers. With the aim of doing all in his power for this section of the public he has agreed to contest on behalf of the Liberal Federation the Murray electorate in the State election in April. He is chairman of the finance committee of the Liberal Federation and vice president of Adelaide Rotary Club, with which he has been associated for several years.

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