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Phillips, Isaac (1824–1912)

Another of the old residents of Auckland died last evening at 7 o'clock, namely, Mr Isaac Phillips, who was in his eighty-ninth year. Mr Phillips was born in Kent, and from there went to Australia. He came over to Auckland 47 years ago in the Claude Hamilton, of which the present Captain Carey was then chief-officer. For some time Mr Phillips carried on business in Queen Street as clothier and mercer, from which he retired about 27 years ago and has since lived quietly on his means. The deceased's real worth was best known to his private friends, as he was never a man that entered public life or joined societies. He was, however treasurer and also president of the Jewish Synagogue for sixteen years, which shows the appreciation in which he was held by his own people. The interment takes place to-morrow afternoon at the cemetery in Symonds Street. Mrs Phillips pre-deceased her husband. There are seven children, Mrs Ehrenfried and Mrs Moses (both resident in Auckland) and Mrs Bullin (Christchurch). The sons are Messrs Abraham, John, Joseph, and Charles Phillips.

Original publication

  • Auckland Star (New Zealand), 2 July 1912, p 5

Citation details

'Phillips, Isaac (1824–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 7 June 2020.

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Kent, England


1 July 1912
Auckland, New Zealand

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