Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Samuel Pole Phillips
Birth
Date 11 March 1819 Place Culham, Oxfordshire, England
Arrival in WA
1839 to WA on Montreal
Parents
Son of John, gentleman, and Ann Frances Shawe
Marriage and Family
Married 29 April 1847, St George’s Church, Perth to Sophia Roe (born 25 December 1829 and died 6 October 1902), daughter of John Septimus, Surveyor-General, and Matilda
Children: seven sons and five daughters

Father of Samuel James Philips
Death
Date 13 June 1901Place Culham, Toodyay, Western Australia
Cemetery Culham Cemetery, Toodyay, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Winchester
Trained for Ministry
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
Partner with Edward Hamersley snr breeding horses at Culham, Toodyay
Also owned Bolgart and Baylup
Partner in cattle company, Hamersley, Vigors & Coor Irwin
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Toodyay Road Board member 1872–1873
Chairman 1873–78 and 1881–1883
Date Elected
June 1857
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Samuel Phillips
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1872
Electorate
Non-official Nominated
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • Non-official Nominated MLC June (Acting from March ) 1857–1867; 4 May 1868–August 1870 (Eastern Districts); 22 November 1870–29 July 1872
Background/Membership
Justice of the Peace, 1840
Secretary Toodyay Agricultural Society 1861
Member Toodyay Board of Education 1861–1871

1865 saved lives from drowning, Glenelg, SA and received medal of Royal Humane Society
1879–1880 to England
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 21.
Lorraine's Cemetery Records Pages. Accessed 10 June 2015. http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Toodyay/culham.htm
Further Information
Rica Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Rica Erickson, Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay, 1974.
Rica Erickson, 'Phillips, Samuel Pole (1819–1901)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/phillips-samuel-pole-4397/text7167, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessed online 11 January 2016.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 41 (portrait)
WA Bulletin, 4 February 1888.
Western Mail, 22 June 1901.
Wilson, J. Graham. Western Australia's centenary 1829-1929 : first century's progress with antecedent records 1527-1828, p. 283 (portrait)
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