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Nation, Philip (1819–1867)

We regret to have to record the death of the Harbour-Master of this port, Mr. Phillip Alexander Nation, who died about 11 a.m. on Monday (14th). Mr. Nation had been confined to bed for several weeks, and endured great suffering from a complication of disorders affecting the vital organs—chiefly the lungs and the heart. He had resided at Wallaroo as Harbour-Master and pilot for nearly seven years, and was eminently qualified for the performance of his often arduous duties, though his education and social position would have fitted him for a more important office. Mr. Nation was born in 1819, and was the son of lieutenant Colonel Nation, H.E.I.C.S. He was educated in France, and afterwards entered the British Navy. He saw some active service, having been engaged in the war with China about the years 1840-2, and was for some years in the naval service. He subsequently came to South Australia, where his career, like that of many others, has been of a rather chequered cast. He was for a time engaged in farming pursuits, and afterwards entered the Government service. He had at one time command of the Yatala, and was engaged in surveying the mouth of the Murray prior to the navigation of that river. While stationed at Encounter Bay he became acquainted with the daughter of the Rev. R. W. Newland, whom he married, and who is now left to morn his loss. He was a man of reserved but gentlemanly manners, and had a stern sense of duties in the performance of which he was strictly conscientious. His death occurred while he was yet in his prime, and he will be regretted by a large circle of friends. His remains will be consigned to their last resting-place in the Wallaroo Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

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'Nation, Philip (1819–1867)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/nation-philip-14752/text25915, accessed 30 September 2020.

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