Phillip Phillipson with Samuel Lazarus, 27 years, and Abraham Alman emigrated from Bristol departing on the Lady Fitzherbert on 25 October 1852. On this same vessel were Jacob Lazarus, 23 years, David Lazurus, a 29 year old mechanic, George Platener, 26 years, and Henry Sterner, 22 years, both goldsmiths, and Francis Row a 22 year old jeweller. Their occupations and names suggest that they were of the Hebrew congregation. Further the name of Phillipson's property Assenbein suggests German origins.
P. Phillipson of Goodman's field London begged to inform his friends and public that his residence of Assenbein at 14 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne and with purchase and disposal of and any property to any amount, to parties proceeding to the Diggings.
They reportedly dug for gold at Ballarat in a site called the Jeweller's Shops because of the richness of the claims.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
By 1875 Phillip Phillipson was a gold broker in Melbourne. His name can be seen on the buildings in a Streeton painting of Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Argus, 3 November 1852.
- Wayne Phillipson, The Phillipson Family in Bristol, Journal of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society, Volume 73, September, 1993, p. 22.; Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009