Benjamin Eve

Woolwasher, Fellmonger

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1879 1882
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

Benjamin Eve, woolsorter, aged 24, arrived on the ship ‘Bangalore’ on 17 January 1855 with his wife Sarah, servant, aged 22 and son John, 10 months old. The couple had another 11 children in NSW. Benjamin Eve died at his home Haberley, King Street, Newtown on 13 April 1884. To allow his fellow wool and sheepskin dealers to attend his funeral, that day’s sale of wool and sheepskins was postponed till the following day. He was buried at Rookwood.

Occupation & interests

In 1864, Benjamin Eve lived at Bell’s woolwashery at Waterloo. By 1868, Eve was conducting his own woolwashery at Botany Road, Waterloo. When he nominated for Council in 1881, his address was Mitchell Road, Alexandria.

Local government service

Benjamin Eve was an alderman on Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) Council in 1879-82.


State Archives of NSW, NRS 5323, Shipping List, Bangalore, 1855, 9/6173

‘Coroner’s Inquests’, Sydney Mail, 23 July 1864, p. 2,


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