George Birrell Straw Ellis


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1900 1904
Alderman Erskineville 1908 1910
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

According to his age at death, George Birrell Straw Ellis was born in 1863. He married Ada Barton of Bathurst at Holy Trinity Church, Erskineville on 28 November 1894. His address in 1911 was 3 Erskineville Road, Erskineville but by 1917 he was living at Eastbourne, Park Road, Marrickville. He died at his residence 18 Thompson Street, Earlwood on 4 January 1941 aged 78 with five living children. He was cremated at Rookwood.

Occupation & interests

George Ellis formerly of England was registered as a pharmacist at 3 Erskineville Road on 6 April 1886. He was a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of NSW.

Community activity

Ellis was involved with the Newtown Masonic Hall Company. He was a member of Kilwinning Orient No 14, United Grand Lodge.

Local government service

George Ellis was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1900-04, representing North Ward. He resigned in 1905. He was re-elected, representing Middle Ward from 1908 to 1910 and again in 1914-16.


Sydney Morning Herald, 8 December 1894 p 1; 6 Jan 1941 p 7-8

Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 January 1911, p. 4

Certificate of Title Vol 4618 f 17

State Archives of NSW, NRS 10898, Register of Pharmacists, 2/693, p 23

State Archives of NSW, NRS 13660, Supreme Court, Probate Packet, Series 4 No 257062


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