Charles Black

General Dealer, Bottle Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1897 1900
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

No certain date of birth or death has been located for Charles Black. He lived at 133 Erskineville Road until 1904, when his address changed to 133 Railway Parade. When his wife Agnes died on 4 July 1911, he was still at that address. The couple had two sons, John and Sydney Charles. No date of birth or death could be located for either of these men.

Occupation & interests

In 1901, Erskineville alderman William Robinson brought a court action against Black’s son for offensive remarks made at polling day.

Community activity

Charles Black was a member of No 17, Loyal Orange Lodge.

Local government service

Charles Black was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1897-1900, representing North Ward.


‘Funerals’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 1911 p 7

‘Aldermanic Grievance’, Australian Star, 19 April 1901 p. 6,

‘That Slander Action’, Evening News, 19 April 1901 p. 3,


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