Charles Whately

Wheelwright And Coach Builder

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1877 1881
Alderman Newtown 1883 1894
Mayor Newtown 1881 1881
Alderman Newtown 1886 1886
  • Charles Whately, alderman on Newtown Council 1877-81 and 1883-94 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

Charles Whately was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England. He arrived in Sydney on the ship ‘Lloyds’ on 29 June 1850 as an assisted immigrant. He died on 7 October 1894.

Community activity

Whately was an active member of the Newtown Church of Christ. He was involved in the temperance movement, and was a committeeman of Newtown School of Arts. He was a justice of the peace (JP).

Local government service

Charles Whately was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1877-81 and 1883-94, representing O’Connell Ward. He was mayor in 1881 and 1886.


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