Alfred Bignell

Builder And Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Camperdown 1899 1899

Family background

Alfred Bignell was born in 1874 in Camperdown. His father was Alfred (1840-1922) and mother was Lucy (1851-1943). He was unmarried and died aged 26 at Katoomba.

Occupation & interests

Alfred Bignell worked for his father’s firm of Bignell & Clark, Campedown building contractors, which included Camperdown Steam Joinery at 132 George Street Camperdown. It was alleged that smoke, smell and noise from the joinery constituted a nuisance.

Community activity

Bignell was a member of the NSW Lancers.

Local government service

Alfred Bignell was an alderman on Camperdown Council in 1899.


Sydney Morning Herald 7 July 1900 p. 1,

‘Death of Alderman A. Bignell’,The Daily Telegraph, 12 July 1900: 5,

Evening News, 12 July 1900, p. 8,


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