Murray Hall, proud Marra, Gubbi Gubbi, and Goreng Goreng man. Born and raised in Darwin before making his home in Rockhampton, Murray’s bloodlines extend through the vibrant landscapes of Southeast Arnhem Land and Central Queensland.

Murray served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), where he dedicated over a decade of his life as a Boatswains Mate. During his career, he had the privilege of serving on HMAS Toowoomba, Tobruk, Canberra, and various patrol boats. In the final stages of his Naval career, Murray transitioned to a project manager role at Fleet Support Unit Australia.

Beyond his military duties, Murray was a prominent member of the Indigenous Culture Dance Group, Bungaree. With Bungaree, he showcased his cultural heritage on a national stage, participating in significant Defence ceremonies and events. Murray’s service record reflects numerous deployments, from the Gulf to Southeast Asia, including humanitarian missions to Vanuatu and Border Protection Patrols in support of Operation Resolute.

Since departing full-time service, Murray has dedicated his energy to the Redfern All Blacks Football Club, where he serves as the assistant coach for his daughter’s football team. His involvement in the club underscores his commitment to community and family.

Murray’s career in the Navy provided him with invaluable skills in leadership, teamwork, dedication and a strong work ethic. These attributes drive Murray’s desire to impart knowledge and wisdom to the participants of the Indigenous Development and Employment Program.

In his current role with JY Australia, Murray finds fulfillment in mentoring First Nations Peoples, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

Nestled in Sydney’s Inner West, Murray is a loving husband and father to four daughters, a role he is the most proud of.