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Roberts, Daniel Foley Pring (1858–1920)

A large circle of friends, and many members of the legal profession, will regret to hear that Mr. Daniel Foley Pring Roberts, the well-known Brisbane solicitor, died yesterday morning. He had been ill for several months, and was only able to attend to his work periodically. During the week he suffered a stroke, and this terminated fatally. The deceased is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. J. McDaniel, of Yarraman, both of whom were present at the bedside. The late Mr. Roberts, who was born in Brisbane on April 8, 1858, was the second son of the late Hon. Daniel Foley Roberts, solicitor, of Brisbane, and first Speaker in the Legislative Council of Queensland. He was a pupil both of the Ipswich and Brisbane Grammar Schools. After serving his articles he was appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court, but subsequently resigned to go into partnership with his father in the firm of Roberts and Roberts, solicitors. After the death of Mr. Roberts, senior, the firm was carried on under the old name. Mr. Pring Roberts was a noted athlete in his day, and always took a keen interest in sport. He was captain of the old Brisbane Football Club, and was captain of the Brisbane side in the first intercolonial Rugby match between Queensland and New South Wales. In cricket he represented Queensland against Ivo Bligh's English eleven, and also against the Australian eleven on several occasions. For some time he was the local champion hurdle runner both for short and long distances. He was president of the old Brisbane Gun Club, and won the pigeon shooting championship on more than one occasion.

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'Roberts, Daniel Foley Pring (1858–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/roberts-daniel-foley-pring-14620/text25753, accessed 20 July 2018.

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