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Catherine Willoughby Moule (1877–1944)

The death occurred tonight of Catherine Willoughby Moule aged 67. She was born at Kyneton, Victoria, and came to North Queensland about 1901, residing with her mother, Mrs. W. Thomson, at Tolga. She was married in 1909 at Atherton to Mr. J. W. Moule, well-known metallurgist of Adelaide, and accompanied her husband to various mining fields, inclining Chillagoe, Mt Morgan, and later to the Upper Shan States, Burma, where they resided fer several years. On their return to Australia, Mr. and the late Mrs. Moule made their home at Herberton, where Mrs. Moule took an active interest in the C.W.A., Girl Guides, and other welfare work. They made their home on the Atherton Tableland at Kureen about 10 years ago, and Mrs. Moule was for several years president of the Red Cross. She contributed a good deal to patriotic work in the early years of the war, but was forced to relinquish these duties on account of ill-health. She is survived by her husband, Mr. J. W. Moule,  one daughter, Mrs. R. Clapperson, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, two sons, Mr. G. R. Moule, B.V.S., Clermont, and Lieutenant J. Moule, a prisoner of war in Malaya. Her only brother, Mr. E. H. Heale, died in 1937. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Church of England, Yungaburra, for the Yungaburra cemetery.

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'Moule, Catherine Willoughby (1877–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Heale, Catherine
  • Thomson, Catherine

Kyneton, Victoria, Australia


15 November, 1944 (aged ~ 67)

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