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Gates erected by the Old Falconians Union to the memory of former president 1905-1952 , Gilbert Edward Phillips who was an eminent surgeon.  

During World War Two, Dr Gilbert Phillips was a neurosurgeon who rushed from England to Austria to try to save the life of American General George Patton who had been injured (mortally as it proved) in a car accident. He was temporary lieutenant colonel and officer-in-charge of the surgical division of the hospital for head injuries, St Hugh's College, Oxford. From 1947 he endeavoured to have a centre founded in Sydney for the diagnosis of nervous diseases in returned servicemen. The Northcott Neurological Centre was opened in November 1951.

The Old Falconians Union is the alumni body of the school. The name "Old Falconians" is derived from Falcon Street which is the address of the school.



Address:Falcon & Miller Streets, North Sydney Boys High School, Crows Nest, 2065
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.828847
Long: 151.207821
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:People
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