Arthur Cyril Cato1

#12483, b. 5 May 1902, d. 24 May 1962

Individual's Timeline

Birth5 May 1902Arthur Cyril Cato2,1
Death of Father15 July 1932Arthur Hilmer Cato
Death of Mother25 February 1939Annie Peddar
Death24 May 1962Arthur Cyril Cato3

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Arthur was a clerk, but I believe he was Rev Dr A C CATO who died before 1973 in the Pacific Islands somewhere.4
  • Education: In 1931 Arthur Cyril Cato was educated in Queen's College. Later a missionery in Fiji.4,5
Some aspects of Arthur Cyril Cato's life. I believe Arthur wrote a book - Cato, A. Cyril. Methodist mission education in Fiji, a critical survey. [Melbourne, 1939] 58p. Thesis (Ed.B.)
- University of Melbourne. Bibliographical footnotes.

Microfilm copy (Negative) made by University of Melbourne
Visual aids centre. Original in University of Melbourne
School of Education Library. 367

A survey of native education in Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa with special attention to Fiji. [n.p*, 1951?]
[8], xv, iv, 598, ii, iv, xxv p. plates, maps, tables, graphs. ([South Pacific Commission. Preservation of manuscripts service. Deposit notice no. 10]) Bibliographies.

Thesis - University of Melbourne. Without thesis statement. Microfilm copy of typescript. Positive, U.H. copy
from South Pacific Commission. 368.

Voter Enrolements

Child of Arthur Cyril Cato

  • Fairlie Anne Cato6


  1. Judi Ferguson Sawyer, "A H cato family," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, July 2000.
  2. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: Arthur Cyril
    Event: B
    Father/Spouse Surname: Arthur Hilmer CATO
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: Annie CATO nee Pedder
    Date: 1902-05-05
    Sex: M
    Registration Year: 1902
    Registration Number: 534.
  3. Ryerson, Ryerson Index, CATO     Arthur Cyril     Death notice     24MAY1962     Death     60           Sydney Morning Herald     25MAY1962.     
  4. Australian Voter Rolls 1901 - 1936, online
  5. Misc web sites, online see Citation Detail,…
    Cyril Cato wrote some impressions of the work. “Early this year I spent a month in the Society’s van, assisting in the work carried on by Mr. Clarkson. This was one of the happiest months of service and many times I regretted that the denomination I represent did not carry on such work. I praised God because he had raised up men with vision to see that the
    work was done, and that He had separated my beloved brother in Christ to go forth in this war.”

    Cyril Cato was very well qualified academically, was a trained teacher, and had been the Methodist Conference evangelist in Tasmania for the year 1928, before training for the ministry between 1929 and 1931. In 1932 he began two years of ministry at Hopetoun before going as a missionary to Fiji in 1934.

    In later years he gained a PhD in Fijian anthropology, and later still ministered in New South Wales. He died in 1961.
  6. Trove Digitised Newspapers, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) View title info Sat 9 Nov 1940 Page 4.