Alfred Saunders Holmes


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1898 1916
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

The birth of Alfred Saunders Holmes, son of Samuel and Isabella Holmes, was registered at Redfern in 1865. On 1 November 1892, land facing Concord Street was transferred to him. By 1898, he was living at 5 Concord Street, Erskineville, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1902, he married Phoebe Butterworth. He died at his home on 3 March 1922 leaving six living children. He was buried in the Anglican cemetery, Sutherland.

Occupation & interests

Alfred Saunders Holmes was a grainer, decorating the walls and timberwork of houses.

Community activity

On 15 February 1915, Alfred Saunders Holmes was gazetted as a trustee for Hazelbrook Recreation Ground popularly known as ‘The Terraces’ in the Blue Mountains.

Local government service

Alfred S Holmes was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1898-1916, representing South Ward.


‘Family Notices’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 1922, p 11-12,

NSW Government Gazette, 10 Feb 1915, p 773,

Certificates of Title, Volume 738 folio 102; Volume 1078 folio 4


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