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McPHEE, Neil Raymond (1929-1998)

McPHEE, Neil Raymond (1929-1998)


Korean War veteran, barrister and Queen's Counsel (QC), Neil McPhee has been a notable Collegian.

Born at Taree, New South Wales on 25 November 1929, his parents Neil Nilson McPhee and Elizabeth Ethel nee Hart enrolled Neil at Manifold Heights State School before sending him as a day student to Geelong College from 15 February 1940 to December 1946. His address at the time of enrolment was 17 Strachan avenue, Manifold Heights, Geelong.

Ad Astra in 1976 noted that:
'Neil McPhee, Queen's Counsel, became a member of the Council of the City of Melbourne at a by-election held in November, 1975.’

He died on 16 October 1998 at East Melbourne.


Sources: Pegasus June 1946 p14; Pegasus June, 1959 p54; Pegasus June 1954, p54; Pegasus June 1951 p39; Pegasus June, 1957 p50; Pegasus June 1958 p50; Pegasus June 1959 p45; Ad Astra March 1976 p7; The Age (Melb) 17 Oct 1998; Eulogy by Winneke, 20 Oct 1998; Bar CollegianDinner Speech by Jeremy Ruskin: Interview with Jeff Sher, 18 Oct 2009: The Age (Melb) 7 Jan 1989 p6; OGC 1942.
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