Samuel Pole Phillips
Samuel Pole Phillips (11 March 1819 – 13 June 1901) was a prominent Australian pastoralist and politician.
Emigration to AustraliaEdit
He decided to emigrate to Australia and arrived in Western Australia aboard the Montreal in 1839.
Business enterprises and public role in Western AustraliaEdit
He went into business with his relative, Edward Hamersley, and acquired land in the Toodyay Valley, where Phillips built his homestead named Culham. The land was acquired from Alfred Waylen, who had taken up large tracts in the area after it was explored by Robert Dale then opened up to pastoralists. After developing Culham for 12 years Phillips pioneered the area around the Irwin River and took up 20,000 acres (8,094 ha), which he stocked with cattle. He was later joined by Hamersley, Burges and Vigors forming a cattle stud business. When the partnership dissolved Phillips' share was composed of an 8,000-acre (3,237 ha) estate and over 100,000 acres (40,469 ha) of leaseholdings.
Death and legacyEdit
Phillips died on 13 June 1901 and was buried at the cemetery at Culham near Toodyay. The service was the largest seen in the district at the time. His son, Samuel James Phillips, was also a member of parliament.
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- "Death of an old colonist, the late Mr. S. J. Phillips, J.P." Western Mail. Perth. 22 June 1901. p. 72. Retrieved 2 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Samuel Pole Phillips". Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia.
- "The late Mr. S. P. Phillips". The West Australian. Perth. 18 June 1901. p. 7. Retrieved 2 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
- Samuel James Phillips – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
- Rica Erickson (1988). The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians: pre-1829 – 1888. 3 K–Q. University of Western Australia Press. p. 2482. ISBN 0-85564-276-9. Retrieved 5 May 2018.