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Feez, Adolph Frederick (1858–1944)

Mr. Adolph Feez, 86, who has died at his home at Yeronga, was a well-known member of Queensland's leaal profession, from which he retired in 1942.

Son of the late Colonel A. Feez, he was born in Rockhampton, and educated at The King's School, Parramatta (N.S.W.). On leaving school he was with a survey party for several years. With difficulty, he was persuaded by his father to leave the adventurous bush life and study for the legal profession.

He was admitted as a solicitor on December 1, 1885, and joined the firm of Mr. Peter MacPherson, M.L.C., and Miskin (Brisbane). Later the partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Feez practised on his own account for many years, until Mr. Arthur Baynes became his partner. In 1911 Mr. A. F. T. Ruthning joined the firm, which became known as Feez, Ruthning, and Baynes. In January, 1927, it assumed its present title of Feez, Ruthning, and Co.

Mr. Feez was a keen judge and breeder of horses and cattle, and was patron of the Queensland Polo Association from its inception. The establishment of the old Brisbane Hunt Club was due to his efforts. He was a foundation member of the Queensland Lawn Tennis Association, and represented Queensland on several occasions in Rugby Union football.

Mr. Feez has left a widow, two daughters, and a son.

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'Feez, Adolph Frederick (1858–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/feez-adolph-frederick-6150/text25769, accessed 17 July 2018.

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