Murphy, Herbert ‘Spider’ Henry

Personal Details

First nameHerbert 'Spider'
Middle nameHenry
Date of birth07/12/1894
Place of birthMuttaburra
Date of death06/07/1948
Age at death54 years


Son of William George Murphy & Eleanor Williams m.12/05/1883

Brother of –

Isabella – 25 June 1883
Ellen Maude – 9 July 1884
May – 29 Dec 1885
Mary – 25 Feb 1888
William Charles – 23 Nov 1892
Mildred Lyle – 11 Aug 1897
Baden Powell – 5 Aug 1900
Redvers Ian – 5 Aug 1900

Cemetery Record

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LocationNorth Central
Grave number198
AddressMuttaburra Hospital
Date of funeral06/07/1948

Died from Dysentry, pneumonia, exposure

The Longreach Leader – Friday 16 July 1948
Another well-known identity, Herbert Murphy, also passed away during the week after a short illness. Deceased was 54 years old, and had resided all his life in Muttaburra.
Of a retiring disposition, he had been a semi invalid for some years, but was known for his punctuality on election days, always being first to record his vote. He is survived by sisters, Mesdames Ramage (Longreach), Vale (Barcaldine), T. Smith and R. Shawcrosse (Brisbane) and three brothers, Messrs. W. Murphy (Brisbane), and R. and B. Murphy (Longreach).
[Source: Muttaburra. (1948, July 16). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 7. Retrieved September 18, 2013, from]