Fitzgerald, Catherine Blanche (Shute)

Personal Details

First nameCatherine
Middle nameBlanche
Other namesShute
Date of birth01/12/1899
Place of birthMuttaburra
Date of death09/09/1943
Age at death43 years


Daughter of James Shute & Emily Isabella Bennett m.27/05/1882

Sister of –
Rebecca b.06/04/1882
Isabella Ellen b.03/12/1883
Alice Louisa b.01/11/1885
Ellen Elizabeth d.21/08/1888
James b.15/07/1889
William b.12/09/1891
Robert b.08/10/1893
Emily Maud b.18/12/1895
Grace Mary b.21/12/1897
Florence May b.27/04/1902

School Records

Muttaburra State School
Start Date1905

Cemetery Record

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LocationEast Central
Grave number179
AddressSword Street
Date of funeral09/09/1943

The Longreach Leader Saturday 18 September 1943
The death of Mrs. C. Fitzgerald, which took place suddenly at her residence early on Thursday morning of last week, came as a great shock to her relatives and friends, although she had not enjoyed very good health for some time. Deceased was the fifth daughter of Mrs. J. Shute (sen.) and the late Mr. J. Shute, old identities of the Muttaburra and Longreach districts in which districts Mrs. Fitzgerald had spent all her life. She was an energetic worker for all patriotic, public and church functions. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and four sons, one of whom, Reginald, is in the R.A.A.F. The funeral took place at Muttaburra, the Rev. Father Bagley of Barcaldine officiating at the grave side.
[Source: OBITUARY. (1943, September 18). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 18. Retrieved November 3, 2013, from]