George Frederick Rowley Burcher was born at Liverpool NSW in 1860, son of Stephen Burcher and Elizabeth Ann nee Rowley. In 1886 at St Johns Bishopthorpe Glebe he married Charlotte Ellen Spalding.There were seven sons of the marriage. He died at Marrickville on 6 March 1910, aged 49 years. Charlotte Burcher died 22 January 1941, 79 years.
George Burcher’s brother was Stephen Burcher, an aalderman on Camperdown Council 1883-85.
Occupation & interests
Admitted as a solicitor at Sydney on 2 September 1882, George Burcher worked as a sole practitioner, with a thriving practice in criminal law. He also acted as solicitor for Camperdown Council.
Returning Officer for Glebe Council in 1893, Burcher was an active Glebe bowler, and vice-president of Glebe Bowling Club and a vice-president of Glebe Rowing Club. He lived at Wortley, Toxteth Road, Glebe from 1888 to 1900, and resided at Harlech, Bright Street, Marrickville from 1907.
Local government service
George Burcher was an alderman on Glebe Council 1888-93, and its mayor in 1890.
As mayor in 1890 George Burcher dealt with a complaint that the Salvation Army congregated in front of a Forest Lodge shop on Saturday evenings between 8pm and 10pm, and the music, it was alleged, made so much noise the shopkeepers family could not sleep and the noise materially interfered with the business.
Sydney Morning Herald 7 March 1910 p. 12
Sydney Morning Herald 16 April 1890 p. 4