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Elizabeth Zenobia Fritsch (1866–1948)

from Barrier Miner

This entry is from Obituaries Australia

One of the oldest identities of Broken Hill (Mrs. Elizabeth Fritsch, aged 83) died in the Hospital last night. Mrs. Fritsch was the mother of Mr. A. Fritsch, who is prominent in unionism here. She was born at Kanmantoo, South Australia, and came to Broken Hill in 1886, before the railway line. Besides Mr. A. Fritsch two daughters (Mrs. A. J. Couson and Mrs. A. K. Hamilton) survive her. She had been living with Mrs. Hamilton at 417 Thomas Street. One son (Harry) died in 1927. Mrs. Fritsch was a member of the Pensioners' Association.

The funeral is to leave Mrs. Hamilton's residence at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. Envoy J. Crocker will conduct the graveside service. The interment is to be made in the Methodist Cemetery, in the grave of her husband who died in 1937. Norman Woodman has charge of the funeral.

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'Fritsch, Elizabeth Zenobia (1866–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 June 2024.

© Copyright Labour Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Thomas, Elizabeth Zenobia

Kanmantoo, South Australia, Australia


14 July, 1948 (aged ~ 82)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Key Events
Political Activism