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A Gift From the Queen

Coronation Bible 1

Coronation Bible 2

Coronation Gift To Children. (1953, June 10). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved September 6, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48262378

Coronation Gift To Children, The Advertiser, 10 June 1953, p.4
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48262378

NEWS IN BRIEF, The Advertiser, 20 June 1953 p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48260113

News in Brief section, The Advertiser, 20 June 1953, p.4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48260113

 

DESCRIPTION: This a small bible with the New Testament in it
DATE: 2 June 1953
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: This small bible was a given to Alan Phillips. It was a gift that was given to every school aged student at a government school in South Australia from the South Australian Government to honour the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on 2 June 1953.
(OK, it wasn’t actually a gift from the queen herself).

If you’d like to see some pictures of the coronation, click here to check out the front page of the Adelaide Advertiser, from Saturday 6 June 1953 issue.

All-Round Player, And Good Enough to Represent the State!

C.Barnfield, F. O'Leary, R. Phillips and M.Arbon

North Adelaide Football Club members representing South Australia in the state league: L-R: C.Barnfield, F. O’Leary, R. Phillips and M.Arbon

Ron Phillips, South Australian State Football Team, 1948

Ron Phillips, South Australian State Football Team, 1948

The Advertiser, 26 June 1948, page 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43772401

The Advertiser, 26 June 1948, page 3
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43772401

North Adelaide Football Club players who represented South Australia in the 1949 State teamL-R: F. Crouch, I. McKay and R. Phillips

North Adelaide Football Club players who represented South Australia in the 1949 State team
L-R: F. Crouch, I. McKay and R. Phillips

closeup of Frank Crouch (age 24), Ian McKay (age 26) and Ron Phillips (age 28)

closeup of Frank Crouch (age 24), Ian McKay (age 26) and Ron Phillips (age 28)

The Advertiser, Friday 1 July 1949, Page 11http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36674039

The Advertiser, Friday 1 July 1949, Page 11
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36674039

DESCRIPTION: two large official framed photographs of the players from the North Adelaide Football Club who represented South Australia in 1948, as well as 1949
DATE: mid-1948, and mid-1949
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEMS: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: Ron Phillips, my paternal grandpa played football for North Adelaide, and was one was of the best in the SANFL, good enough obviously to have been chosen to represent South Australia 10 times in their State team.
In a football career that started in 1940 and ended in 1953 (with a few years out for WW2 service), he became known as one of the most versatile players in the league, as he was able to play in almost any position.
For the record the results of the games were:
1948: South Australia (89) was defeated by Victoria (96)
1949: South Australia (116) defeated Western Australia (108)

 

Time for a New Car …

receipt - Claude Black Motors car sale 1968

DESCRIPTION: a receipt from Claude Black Motors at Lobethal, showing that H.R. ‘Ron’ Phillips traded in on a 1957 Pontiac Sedan, and bought a new 1967 Ford Falcon XR Sedan
DATE: 4th July 1968
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: H.R. ‘Ron’ Phillips was my grandpa, but I don’t remember either of these vehicles as they were before my time. I do however remember him having several later Ford Falcons (one was blue, the other green), and it wouldn’t surprise me if he also bought them from Claude Blacks as well.
I went looking to see if I could work out how much $2342 from 1968 was worth today (2014), and according to Wiki Answers it comes in at $15597, though I’m pretty sure that’s US dollars, but I guess it’s a rough guide.

He Built a Ship … All by Himself!

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ship 6

ship 7

DESCRIPTION: a handmade wooden ship, which measures about 60cm long
DATE: approx late 1800s
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Stephen and Alison Phillips (nee Edwards)
STORY/ABOUT: According to my dad, his understanding is that this ship was made by James John (yes the surname is John) (1860-1938) who he believes had been at sea and made these models as a hobby.  Now James John married Clara Phillips (1870-c1957), who was a daughter of George Phillips (1845-1895) and Mary Ann, nee Kemp (1846-1929), my emigrating Phillips family.

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Now to put it into some family type context here’s a little chart :

George Phillips m. Mary Ann Kemp (emigrated to Australia in 1865)
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daughter Clara Phillips b. 1870 m. James John (he’s the one who made the ship)
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ship handed down to James’ nephew Horace Norman “Horrie” Phillips (my great grandpa)
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ship handed down to Alan Phillips (Horrie’s grandson, my dad)
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ship handed down to Stephen Phillips (Alan’s son, my brother)
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Another relative, Ken Phillips also had a similar ship.

[photographs by Jonathan Phillips http://www.justjono.net/]

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