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George Cuttle

Victorian Football Association - Victorian Football League?
DOB: circa 1870 Geelong
DOD: 01 June 1926 Maryborough Vic.
Career: unknown


The only reference found to George Frederick Cuttle comes from "J. W." (Jack Worrall) writing in the Australasian June 05 1926 on Cuttle's death which occurred on Tuesday 01 June. He was aged 56, so he would have been born in 1870 and possibly played in the transition period of football in the VFA/VFL days of the Carlton Football Club.
No mention has been found of Cuttle in Carlton's senior teams, possibly a reserves player. Details of Carlton Reserves in the 1890's are almost non existent.

Worrall wrote that Cuttle was the managing director of the Maryborough Knitting Mills;
"He was a playing member of the Carlton Football Club many years ago, and the first life governor of the old club, though a noted Fitzroy supporter in after years."
Does anyone know what the meaning of "the first life governor" is?

His death, which was reported in the Argus June 03 p10, also mentions he "was a playing member of the Carlton Football Club, of which he was the first life governor and honorary president."
He left a widow and a daughter.

Fred Cuttle was a personal friend of Jack Worrall.

To read "J. W's" article in the Australasian click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article141414774
The Argus' "Personal" column; http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3786113

Footnote

Born in Geelong, the son of Rev. William Cuttle, a Baptist minister.
G. F. Cuttle was the founder of the Maryborough Knitting Mills, and in 1929 was the largest employer in the town with more than 300 workers. The mills provided workers wages of £600 per week and turned over £100,000 annually. (Trove: Adelong and Tumut Express June 05 1929 p4)

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