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The Exit Internationalist

February 16, 2018


Off The Record, The Adelaide Advertiser

IT has served as a corner store, a house, holiday accommodation and a controversial euthanasia clinic, and now Philip Nitschke’s Gilberton home is on the market.

Planning department records show that Nitschke’s wife, Fiona Stewart, purchased the property at 19 Gilbert St, Gilberton, in 2013.

“We lived there for a couple of years when I moved to Adelaide to be with my mother while she was in the last stages of her life,” Nitschke, right, said.

Philip in Gilberton

“I had some trouble with the medical board at that stage I decided the site was less attractive than I’d previously thought, so we moved overseas and have decided to sell it because it’s unlikely we’ll be living there now.”

The couple, who now live in Amsterdam, both lived in the home and ran euthanasia information and advocacy organisation Exit International from it for about two years.

“It was never going to be a place or a clinic where people would have actually died,” Nitschke said. “It served as a place where people could come and talk about the issue and talk about the full implications of the issues involved.

The two-storey, three-bedroom circa-1920 home is being sold through Andrew Fox of Fox Real Estate for $1.05 million to $1.15 million.

“Of all the places I’ve lived in around Australia, this would have to be one of the best,” Nitschke said.