Arthur Edward Lawes

Sydney Council Employee, Assistant Engineer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1924 1927

Family background

Arthur Edward Lawes was born at Penrith in 1884, son of Charles W and Henrietta M Lawes. In 1905 at Sydney he married Florence (b.1886), daughter of Arthur and Fanny Haughton, and they had three sons and a daughter; all but the youngest was born in the Leichhardt area. He died on 11 December 1954, survived by his wife.

Occupation & interests

AE Lawes was recruited as a jointer to the Electric Light Department of Sydney City Council on 3 October 1905. He became a Main’s Foreman in March 1910 and an Assistant Mains Engineer in October 1917. He was on sick pay from March to May 1919 and resigned on 2 June 1919. As Alderman he was concerned with workers’ conditions. On 6 July 1927 he asked for medical reports relating to the effect upon Council employees of working with air compressors.

Local government service

Arthur Lawes was Alderman for Bligh Ward, 1 December 1924 to 31 December 1927. He was a member of the Health and Recreations Committee, 1925-27 and its Vice-Chairman in 1926. He was also on the Electricity Supply Committee, 1925-27.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/98;


Printer friendly version Persistent URL:

Share this entry on: