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Fitzgerald, James F. (1857–1915)

The sudden death, from heart failure, of Mr. James F. Fitzgerald, which occurred on 3rd inst. at his home at New Farm, Brisbane, will come as a great shock to many connected with the pastoral industry, who knew him for many years as legal adviser to the Pastoralists' Federal Council of Australia, and the solicitor who conducted their case in the important Federal Arbitration Court proceedings of 1907 and 1911.

The deceased gentleman, who was fifty-eight years of age, was born in New Zealand, and was the son of the late Hon. T. H. Fitzgerald, Colonial Treasurer in the Lilley Ministry in 1869. He came to Queensland when six years old. His practice as a solicitor in Brisbane extended over a period of thirty-three years, first as a partner in the firm of Macdonald-Paterson, Fitzgerald and Hawthorn, subsequently for some years by himself, and later with Messrs. T. P. Power and J. A. Walsh, the firm at the time of his death being known as J. F. Fitzgerald and Walsh. Mr. Fitzgerald, whose practice was extensive, embracing Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, was deemed a great authority on land and industrial laws. He leaves a widow, five daughters, and two sons to mourn his loss.

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'Fitzgerald, James F. (1857–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fitzgerald-james-f-383/text384, accessed 23 January 2022.

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