Samuel Sparks

Born
1800
Died
1873
Profession
Grazier

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1862 1864

Family background

Samuel Sparks was born c1800 in Norfolk, England. He married Ann Porter (1817-94) in c1840 in Nottingham, England. They had five daughters and two sons all born in Sydney (1841-58). Samuel Sparks lived on the Waterloo Estate at the time of his death on 5 June 1873, aged 73 years, and he was buried in the Wesleyan Section of Rookwood Cemetery.

Occupation & interests

In December 1849 Samuel Sparks leased a considerable portion of the waste land belonging to the Waterloo Estate for the purpose of grazing cattle.

Community activity

Spark’s participated in Waterloo Council’s negotiations to establish a public pound in 1862, and to obtain a lease from the trustees of the Waterloo Estate.

Local government service

Samuel Sparks was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1862-64.

References

‘Municipal and shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1862, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13224205

‘Municipality of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 November 1862, p. 8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13070104

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