|Name Henry Fitz|
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
|Full Name Henry Bates Fitz|
Born 10 October 1817 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia (1817-10-10)
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Hurst (nee Abbott) (m.1853 d.1904)
Occupation Station manager and owner, Soldier
Died December 29, 1880, Brisbane, Australia
Henry Bates Fitz (10 October 1817 - 29 December 1880) was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.
Fitz was born in Windsor to Robert Fitz and his wife Ann (née Cannon). For 20 years from 1843 he was the manager of Pikedale Station on the Darling Downs. In 1859 he purchased Pike's Creek Station.
Fitz was appointed to the Queensland Legislative Council on 23 May 1860 and served for sixteen years until his resignation on 13 July 1876. He was a spokesman for the ultra squatting faction and detested fellow squatters who were prepared to make concessions.
Fitz married Elizabeth Hurst (née Abbott) in 1853 and together had 2 children He was known to his employees as "Murdering Fitz" due to allegations he had murdered a Chinese shepherd during a labour strike. Fitz died in 1880 and was buried in the Toowong Cemetery.