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1946 - 1989
For more detail, a high-resolution version of this image (about 5 times wider than shown above) is available for download here. Broadband is recommended - file is big (7.22 Mb).
This panel forms part of Block 5 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.
From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays
Phillip was born in Upper Hutt in 1946, the second of six children in his family.
He excelled in water sports and attended the 1986 Gay Olympics in San Francisco as a diver representing New Zealand.
He began a business at age 22 as a hairdresser, 'Phillips' in Milford, Auckland.
He won the top prizes in the New Zealand Hairdressing Championships in 1970-1972, and then went on to the UK and Europe in 1974.
He returned to New Zealand in the 1980s, setting up a salon in Cuba Mall, which he operated until his death in 1989.
He felt passionately about many causes, including abolition of the death penalty, and many other issues that he felt offended his civil libertarian ideals.
His family always supported him and he is remembered with great love and affection not only by them, but also by the many whose lives he touched and enriched.
If you knew Phillip and wish to add your memories to this page, or wish to remember a loved one with a strong connection to New Zealand who has been lost to AIDS, you may do so on this page.
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