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Original character Neville "Nev" McPhee in early 1988

Neville McPhee was a character in Home And Away from January 1988 (Pilot Episode) to March 1989 (Ep 260). He was one of the elder residents of Summer Bay and mixed quite well with the youngsters, always ready to offer advice and help out tidying up around the Summer Bay caravan park, where he resided with his wife Floss McPhee they were then retirees after working an itinerant life on the carnival circuit traveling tent shows, they lived in an old gypsy style wagon. In 1989, Neville received a call from his old circus ringmaster, and he and Floss left the bay to join the circus performance act again. Floss returned to the bay in 2000, for Sally's wedding and stated that Neville had died four year previous due to a heart ailment in 1996. Floss returned sporadically to the bay again in between 2000 and 2008. Neville was played by the late Frank Lloyd.


Neville McPhee
Character Profile
Birthday: c. 1925 - c.1996 (aged 70-71, heart ailment)
Birthplace: Australia
Siblings: At least 1 sibling
Spouse: Floss McPhee maiden name not mentioned (1949-1996)
Children: Scott McPhee (c1953)
Occupation: Retired, (former circus performer as a strongman)
Played By: Frank Lloyd


Neville McPhee was born in the 1920s in Australia, presumably of Scottish descent, as McPhee is a Scottish surname. He was born around 1927 (In March 1988 his wife Floss stated he was over 60). His father used to be a show business clown in the circus. His father used to beat him a few times as a child as well as his siblings. Neville took up a career as a circus performer. He served in World War II and married Floss (Unknown maiden name) in May 1949. Floss was only about 17 when she wed older Neville. They had a son Scott soon after. The family were always on the move due to working as circus workers. They later settled in Summer Bay.


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Neville McPhee in early 1988.

In January 1988, Neville and Floss' peace was shattered by the arrival of several rowdy foster children from troubled backgrounds as Tom and Pippa Fletcher took over the caravan park.

Memorable infoEdit

Date of birth: c. 1925, Australia

Died: c. 1998 (heart attack, offscreen), Note: when his wife Floss returned as a guest in 2000, for the Sally Fletcher wedding storyline she stated her husband Neville died of a sudden heart attack walking along the beach, about four years prior, and for people not to be mournful as he had lived a full and contented life. He was around 70-72 years old.

Full Name: Neville McPhee

Nickname: Nev

First Line: "Oh, g'day Alf."

Last Line: "Uh-oh, looks like we've been sprung, old girl." (to Floss)


Neville's date of birth has never been fully established in the serial but in Episode 38 his wife Floss McPhee said he is 60 odd, which means he was over 60, so born before 1927.

Neville had a Scottish surname and liked playing the bagpipes [1], so it is probable he is of Scottish ancestry.

In Episode 51 Neville says his father used to abuse "us kids with a leather belt". This indicates Neville had siblings.


Spouse Floss McPhee(1949-1996)

Children Scott McPhee (c1953)

Grandchildren Ben McPhee

First cousins 1 cousin

Siblings At least 1

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