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Jeffs, Phillip (Phil) (1897–1945)

Phil Jeffs, n.d.

Phil Jeffs, n.d.

Well-known in Sydney's underworld many years ago, Phillip Jeffs or Davis ("Phil the Jew") died in St Vincent's Hospital. Jeffs, who was well-known to the police, began as a small time gangster, and finally controlled several night clubs. His first venture was the 50-50 Club. Then he acquired the 400 Club, when it was in Phillip Street, and also had a controlling interest for a time in a Sutherland cabaret. Jeffs had been involved in several shooting affrays, and was shot in an underworld gang duel several years ago. He built a palatial home at Ettalong, and had lived there for the last few years.

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Phil Jeffs, n.d.

Phil Jeffs, n.d.

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  • Phil the Jew
  • Davies, Phillip



November 1945
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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