Like most authors, the name "William Turney Morris" is a pen name. He was, in fact, a real person - my several-greats grandfather, who in the 1820's migrated from England to the Colony of New South Wales. Armed with letters of introduction to the Colonial Governor, he made several attempts to start the cattle industry on the NSW South Coast, sadly passing away in 1850, but leaving much of his wealth in trust for his wife and three children. However, his personal attorney and business partner defrauded his children of their property and inheritance. Shakespeare had it right when he said "First, kill all the lawyers".
I am an Australian, living in the southern USA - working as web developer and IT support person for a county court system.