Philip McElwaine

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Philip McElwaine
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Born 5 December 1957
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Philip McElwaine (born 5 December 1957) is an Australian boxer. He was born in Maitland, New South Wales. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[1] He was the Middleweight Gold medalist in the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

In 1984, McElwaine was arrested and charged with seven counts of murder for his part in the Milperra massacre.[2] The charges were later reduced to that of affray after police acted as character witnesses for him, stating that McElwaine, who was a volunteer at the Police and Community Youth Club, was "a monument to the police boys' movement as a whole".[3] McElwaine was the only club member to be acquitted of the manslaughter and murder charges that were brought against them.[2]


  1. ^ Profile: Phil McElwaine (Retrieved on 20 January 2014)
  2. ^ a b Simpson, Lindsay; Harvey, Sandra (1989). Brothers in Arms. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-501-4.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  3. ^ Simpson, Lindsay (28 November 1986). "Ex-Boxer Bandido Lacked 'Killer Instinct' Jury Told". The Sydney Morning Herald.