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Roberts, Mary Grant (1841–1921)

It is with regret that we have to announce the death yesterday of Mrs. Roberts, of ''Beaumaris" Hobart. She was in her 81st year. When well advanced in age, she developed a hobby for zoological studies, and established at her home a collection of examples of Tasmanian fauna that made her famous amongst nature lovers. Her private zoo had been visited by many thousands of people. She had shipped specimens to the London Zoological Gardens, and also to other zoos, and was probably the greatest authority on the character and habits of the Tasmanian devil and the Tasmanian tiger. She was the widow of Mr. H. L. Roberts, one of the founders of the firm of Roberts and Co. Ltd., Hobart, which is still managed by members of the family.

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'Roberts, Mary Grant (1841–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/roberts-mary-grant-8228/text35277, accessed 9 August 2020.

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