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MORRISON, Donald Clive (1873 – 1943)

MORRISON, Donald Clive (1873 – 1943)

Clive Morrison, solicitor, and the youngest of George Morrison’s five sons. Born at the College in
Clive Morrison (Entertainment, 1890)

Clive Morrison (Entertainment, 1890)

August 1873, he soon showed rapid development of his natural gifts as an athlete. He played fine football in College teams from 1887 to 1890, was a member of the Champion College team of 1889, and played also in the team of the Geelong Football Club. In cricket, he was in the College Cricket 1st XI in 1889 and 1890.

He entered Melbourne University in 1890 to study Law, obtained his BA and LLB degrees and was admitted to the Bar in 1897. For two years he read in chambers with H B Higgins (later Justice Higgins). In 1899 he commenced practice as Barrister and Solicitor at Tatura, subsequently extending his practice, with partners, to several other towns in the Goulburn Valley. From 1921 to 1931 he resided at Shepparton, then returned to Melbourne and practised in Collins Street up to the time of his death.

During his University career, Clive proved himself an oarsman of outstanding ability. He rowed in the Inter-University boat races of 1892 and 1893 at Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, and in both years his crews won the Championship. He won his colours as University Blue in every year from 1892 to 1896. In the Inter-Collegiate boat race, he stroked the Ormond eight. Pegasus described Clive Morrison as a ‘delightful personality, shedding kindness and sympathy all around him; a fine character, and a splendid Australian' .

Sources: Biographical Excerpt - Obituary Pegasus June 1943 p 58.
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