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Phillipson, Nathaniel Edmund (1844–1898)

Nathaniel Phillipson, n.d.

Nathaniel Phillipson, n.d.

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 September 1898

From heart disease after six months' illness, Mr. N. E. Phillipson, so well known in South Australia as the successful opener-up and manager of the Far Northern country in that colony, died in Adelaide at the end of August. Mr. Phillipson, who was 54 years of age at the time of his death, started his career on Sir Thomas Elder's Umberatana Station in 1862. Having gained his employer's confidence he was speedily promoted to the management of another large tract of northern country which was taken up, and eventually became Sir T. Elder's representative in the Far North, as it is called in South Australia. Mr. Phillipson took a leading part in the development of the application of camels to this country and learnt sufficient Afghan to be able to manage their drivers. The best testimony to the deceased gentleman's ability is that in country where others all eventually failed, he and Mr. Peter Waite, who came into the management together with Mr. Phillipson, alone succeeded, the holdings under their management being subsequently converted into the Beltana Pastoral Co., with Mr. Phillipson as managing director. After spending thirty years in the North Mr. Phillipson came to reside in Adelaide in 1892. He was a most genial man, generally popular and highly respected, and will be long remembered as the opener-up of the Far North, and an exceptionally gifted pastoral manager. We are indebted to The Critic newspaper of Adelaide for our portrait of the deceased gentleman.

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'Phillipson, Nathaniel Edmund (1844–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/phillipson-nathaniel-edmund-815/text816, accessed 22 October 2019.

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Nathaniel Phillipson, n.d.

Nathaniel Phillipson, n.d.

from Australasian Pastoralists' Review, 15 September 1898