Catherine Margaret MURTAGH nee McVeigh  

Victorian Police Force

At retirement, McVeigh held the rank of Chief Superintendent – the first woman in Australia to hold this rank.

Regd. # 12428

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed ? ? 1956

Chief Superintendent – Retirement

Stations?, Airlie, Womens’ Police Department – Russell St, Melbourne.  Policewomens’ Division – East Bentleigh,

ServiceFrom  ? ? 1955 to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born? ? 1931

Died on:   Thursday  16 February 2017

Age:  85

Cause?

Funeral date:  Monday  27 February 2017 @ noon

Funeral location:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7 Foote Street Dromana, Vic.

Buried at?

 Memorial at?


CATHERINE is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
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 Funeral location ?

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May they forever Rest In Peace

MURTAGH. (nee McVeigh) Catherine Margaret
Passed away Feb. 16, 2017 aged 85.
Loved daughter of Mary and Arthur (both dec. ).
Wife of Jim (dec. ) loving sister of Betty (dec. ) and Arthur.
Sister-in-law of Nanette and Aunt to Helen, Michelle, John, Joanne and Paul and their families.
Rest in Peace
Obituaries
Published in Herald Sun on 21/02/2017

Supporting Notices

MURTAGH. (nee McVeigh). Catherine Margaret Passed away suddenly on Feb. 16, 2017 Aged 86 Years
Loved sister of Betty (dec. ) and sister-in-law of Mick (dec. ).
Much respected and loved aunt of Louise, Christine and Peter.
Rest In Peace
Obituaries
Published in Herald Sun on 21/02/2017

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Today we celebrate the life and career of former police member, Catherine Margaret McVeigh who passed away on 17 February. Born in 1931, McVeigh joined the police force at the age of 24 after serving in the RAAF. One of the first duties she was required to perform after graduating in 1956 was crowd control at the Melbourne Olympic Games. McVeigh was known as a trailblazer for women in policing, rising meteorically through the ranks. At retirement, McVeigh held the rank of Chief Superintendent – the first woman in Australia to hold this rank. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

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