Charles Burt


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1879 1881
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Charles Burt was baptised on 6 March 1831 at Saint Thomas Church Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, England, son of Jeremiah Burt and Ruth. It’s not clear when he arrived in Australia, but it was before 4 December 1858 when he married Rebecca Horder (1830-1907) in Sydney, NSW. They had no children. Burt died 6 October 1908, late of Auburn, aged 77 years. He was buried in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. Charles Burt lived at Pitt Street, Waterloo c1880. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £2,238.

Occupation & interests

Charles Burt was a painter. He was a Freemason and a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge Order and the Australian Protestant Defence Association.

Community activity

Charles Burt had a 20 year association with St Philip’s Church, Auburn where he held the position of churchwarden, honorary verger, Sunday school superintendent and was a prominent member of the choir.

Local government service

Elected in June 1879 following the retirement of Alderman Radford. Charles Burt was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1879-81.


Evening News, 6 June 1879, p. 3,

‘Funeral’, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 7 October 1908, p. 2,


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