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Solomon Phillips (1875–1901)

Mr Solomon Phillips, aged 26, well known in sporting circles all over the Goulburn Valley and North-east, died under suspicious circumstances at Morris hotel, Violet Town, last week. A magisterial inquiry was subsequently held, but nothing was adduced thereat to show the cause of death, except that the unfortunate man was conscious up to within a few minutes of his demise and complained of terrible pains in the back. Two local medical men who investigated the case were so puzzled respecting it that the stomach of the deceased was secured and sent to Melbourne to be analysed. As a result the inquiry was adjourned.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • birth notice, Argus (Melbourne), 22 June 1875, p 1
  • death notice, Argus (Melbourne), 27 September 1901, p 1
  • inquest, Euroa Advertiser (Vic), 4 October 1901, p 2

Citation details

'Phillips, Solomon (1875–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


20 June, 1875
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


25 September, 1901 (aged 26)
Violet Town, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death


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