The life and times of Sir Robert Philp

Megarrity, Lyndon (2017) The life and times of Sir Robert Philp. Queensland History Journal, 23 (1). pp. 328-343.

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[Extract] Sir Robert Philp was one of the most famous Queenslanders of his time. He was respected as the co-founder of Burns, Philp & Co., the merchants who made their fortunes across Queensland and the South Pacific. Philp was twice Premier of Queensland, and represented Townsville in Queensland parliament for nearly 30 years. Yet he is now a forgotten figure. In this short biographical portrait, I argue that Robert Philp should not be forgotten, as he was a key figure in the history of Townsville, Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia.

Item ID: 48814
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-5477
Keywords: Robert Philp; Queensland politics; race relations
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This publication is based on the author's PhD on Robert Philp (UNE 2002).

Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 22:36
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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