The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Phillips, Godfrey John
Phillips, Godfrey John, Coal and Firewood Merchant, 138 Cuba Street, corner of Abel Smith Street, Wellington. Telephone, 510. This business was established by the present proprietor in 1883. The coal yard is large and convenient, and contains a good stock of household fuel of all descriptions. Mr. Phillips has two drays and an express, and three horses steadily employed in connection with the trade. Born in Sydney in 1845, he came to Wellington when about ten years old, and was brought up to the butchering trade. After leaving the business. Mr Phillips spent some time farming, and settled in Wellington as above. He is a member of Lodge 16 of the Orange order, and was at one time its Treasurer.