Alexander Coutts

Seargent Of Police

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Camperdown 1906 1907

Family background

Alexander Coutts was born on 21 February 1858 at Ballarat, Victoria. He was married on 1 November 1884, St Andrews, Sydney to Harriet Williams nee Greenham (1853-1934). They had one son and one daughter. He died on 5 March 1943 at Stanmore, aged 85 years.

Occupation & interests

Alexander Coutts was a seargent in the NSW police force.

Local government service

Alexander Coutts was an alderman on Camperdown Council from 1906-07. He represented the East Kingston Ward during his time on the council. Camperdown Council attracted strong criticism in 1906 during Coutts’ time as alderman; it had more pot-holes and a bigger debt than similar boroughs, and a bailiff was ensconced in its insolvent town hall.


‘Absorption of Camperdown’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 1906, p. 11,

‘Summary’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September 1906, p. 1,

Sydney Morning Herald 8 March 1943 p. 8,


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