George Bourne


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1902 1910
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

The birth of George Bourne, son of Frederick Jonathon and Mary Ann Bourne was registered at Newtown in 1873. George Bourne, solicitor was living at 18 Rochford Street in 1901, with his father Frederick J Bourne, carpenter. George Bourne’s marriage to Adelaide Jane Brewer was registered at Tamworth. In 1909, George Bourne, solicitor, was living in ‘Lincoln’, Railway Parade, Erskineville. George Bourne died at Gloucester House private hospital on 17 August 1955 leaving a widow and four children. He was then living at 53 Canonbury Road, Dulwich Hill.

Occupation & interests

George Bourne was acting secretary for the NSW Junior Cricket Association in 1901. He became president of the Western Suburbs Cricket Association and vice-president of the Combined Cricket Associations Union in September 1903. As a solicitor, he acted for numerous divorce cases and for the probates of wills.

Local government service

George Bourne was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1902-10, representing South Ward.


State Archives NSW, NRS 13660, Supreme Court, Probate Packet, Series 4 No 445848

‘Western Suburbs Association’, Sunday Times, 4 September 1904 p. 6,

‘Cricket’, Sydney Sportsman, 16 September 1903, p. 3,

‘Deaths’, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 1955 p. 20


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