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Phillips, David (1874–1939)

The death occurred to-day of Mr. David Phillips, aged 65, who was for many years prominently associated with the business and musical life of the city, as well as with philanthropic activities. Mr. Phillips was born in Wales and at the age of 17 he came to New Zealand with his uncle, Mr. David Theomin, and became associated with him in business, rising to the position of managing director of two companies. He was a member of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and also shared in the organisation of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition. For some years he was president of the Dunedin Jewish Congregation. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters.

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