Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Philip Howard Bushell (1879–1954)

Mr. Philip H. Bushell, founder and chairman of directors of Bushells Ltd., tea merchants, died at his Darling Point home several days ago.

He was 70.

Mr. Bushell, who had been in ill-health for several years, died of heart disease.

He was born in England, where his family had been in the tea business for three generations.

On migrating to Australia he first settled in Brisbane.

Mr. Bushell took an active interest in many social and recreation activities. He was a member for many years of the Royal Sydney Golf Club, the Australian Club, the University Club, and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

He is survived by Mrs. Bushell and two married daughters.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • will, News (Adelaide), 8 September 1954, p 31

Related Entries in NCB Sites

Citation details

'Bushell, Philip Howard (1879–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]


14 September, 1879
Liverpool, Merseyside, England


29 March, 1954 (aged 74)
Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Key Organisations