This Day in History: 1860-12-01

1860 December: Newton Augustus Phillips, the 2-year-old second son of Samuel Pole and Sophia Phillips (of Culham), was the first person buried in the St. Philip’s Anglican Church graveyard, at Culham, on the Bindi Bindi-Toodyay Road. The little boy had died on 3 December 1860.

Sources:
Perth gazette, 7 Dec. 1860, p.2.
Rica Erickson & Robyn Taylor. Toodyay homesteads. Hesperian Press, 2006, p.107.
Lorraine’s Cemeteries Records website, Culham Cemetery transcriptions (viewed 16 Aug. 2021): http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Toodyay/culham.htm