Phillip Keifer


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1890 1894
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

Phillip Keifer was born in 1852 at Sydney, the son of Phillip Keifer and Elizabeth Loveday. He married Sarah O’Hara (1858-1929) 7 September 1878 at Sydney, NSW, and they had six sons and two daughters. Keifer died 2 January 1924, aged 72 years, at Ashfield, NSW, and he was interred in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left no Will. Phillip Keifer lived on Forbes Street, Redfern.

Occupation & interests

In 1872 Phillip Keifer, of ‘Shepherd’s Paddock’, purchased ten £1 shares in The Marshall’s Rich Vein Gold Mining Company situated at Hill End.

Parliamentary service

Phillip Keifer was a candidate at 1894 General Election as a representative for the Protectionist Association.

Local government service

Phillip Keifer was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1890-94. He was elected on March 1890 to replace Freeman Pepper.


New South Wales Government Gazette, 22 October 1872, p. 2746,

‘Borough of Darlington’, New South Wales Government Gazette, 4 March 1890, p. 1923,

‘Darlington’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 1890, p. 4,


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