Murray Arnold is an historian and former farmer. After forty-four years farming near Bruce Rock in Western Australia, during which time he also studied for his Bachelor degree, Arnold moved to Albany where he completed his PhD through the University of Western Australia.
Arnold is involved with tutoring local Aboriginal High School students enrolled in the Follow the Dream program, and in 2013 spent three months in an impoverished and remote South African rural village doing similar work. He has lectured in Aboriginal History at the Albany Summer School and presented addresses on the topic to two seminars at the Albany campus of UWA, at two public meetings held at the Albany Public Library, and at the local branch of the University of the Third Age. He has presented at the Australian Historians Association conference, been interviewed several times by the local ABC and community radio stations, spoken at professional development days for local teachers and given talks to students.