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Henry Bates Fitz

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Nationality  Australiann
Religion  Wesleyan

Name  Henry Fitz
Resting place  Toowong Cemetery
Henry Bates Fitz
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.

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Early life

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.

Politics

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.

Personal life

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.

References

Henry Bates Fitz Wikipedia


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