Charles Phillips

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Background

Born at St. lves, Cornwall, in 1845, Charles Curnow Phillips was aged four years when his parents (see Sarah Phillips) arrived at Geelong. From there they travelled by dray to Ballarat, where his father became a digger. Mr. Phillips joined the education service, and was head teacher Rocky Lead for 34 years until his retirement.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

As a child of 9 years Charles Curnow Phillips was an eyewitness of the Eureka Stockade.[2]

Post 1854 Experiences

Obituary

EUREKA STOCKADE WITNESS - The death has occurred of Mr. Charles Curnow Phillips, aged 92 years, of Rocky Lead (V.) , who claimed to have been the last surviving witness of the Eureka Stockade. Mr. Phillips, when aged nine years, was living with; his parents at Eureka Hill when he heard the first shots fired December 3 1854. Disregarding his parents in structions, he rushed to the scene, and arrived in time to see the troopers renewing their attack which captured the stockade, and to watch the re moval of the dead. Born at St. lves, Cornwall, in 1845, he was aged four years when his parents arrived at Geelong. From there they travelled by dray to Ballarat, where his father became a digger. Mr. Phillips joined the education service, and was head teacher Rocky Lead for 34 years until his retirement.[3]

Newsworthy

Eureka Pageant, 1917

Mr. C. Phillips, a retired school teacher, mentioned that his physical appearance threw discredit on his assertion that he arrived in Victoria in 1849, in Ballarat in 1851, and was working as a boy on the Eureka in 1854. He is now 72 years of of age. [4]
EUREKA ANNIVERSARY. The eighty-second anniversary of the Eureka Stockade battle was celebrated at the Stockade Reserve, in Ballarat, on Sunday. There was a large attendance, including the Mayor (Cr. J. Pryor), members of Parliament, and Mr. C.C. Phillips, who has personal recollections of Eureka. [5]


See also

Eureka 63, 1917

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

  1. Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, 18 May 1937.
  2. Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, 18 May 1937.
  3. Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, 18 May 1937.
  4. The Argus, 11 April 1917.
  5. Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 09 December 1936.

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