George Best

Timber Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1920 1922
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

George Hubert Thomas Best was born 12 August 1888 at Waterloo, NSW, son of William Best and his wife Maria Ann Moody. He did not marry and died 4 July 1923, aged 34 years, at Marrickville, NSW; he was interred in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. Best lived at 14 Bligh Street, Newtown

Occupation & interests

George Hubert Best worked for the family business, Best & Company, Timber Merchants, City Road, Darlington. George Best for many years was a regular visitor to Austinmer, NSW, at weekends and on holidays. He was an active member of the local surf club, and took a great interest in the advancement of Austinmer generally. Best had a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Local government service

George Hubert Best was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1920-22. His father William and brother Leslie were also aldermen on Darlington Council.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 1920, p. 3,


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