George Frederick Burcher


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1888 1893
Mayor Glebe 1890 1890
  • Glebe Council logo 1896 (City of Sydney Archives A-00333228)

Family background

George Frederick Rowley Burcher was born at Liverpool NSW in 1860, son of Stephen Burcher and Elizabeth Ann nee Rowley. In 1886 at St Johns Bishopthorpe Glebe he married Charlotte Ellen Spalding.There were seven sons of the marriage. He died at Marrickville on 6 March 1910, aged 49 years. Charlotte Burcher died 22 January 1941, 79 years.

Occupation & interests

Admitted as a solicitor at Sydney on 2 September 1882, George Burcher worked as a sole practitioner, with a thriving practice in criminal law. He also acted as solicitor for Camperdown Council.

Community activity

Returning Officer for Glebe Council in 1893, Burcher was an active Glebe bowler, and vice-president of Glebe Bowling Club and a vice-president of Glebe Rowing Club. He lived at Wortley, Toxteth Road, Glebe from 1888 to 1900, and resided at Harlech, Bright Street, Marrickville from 1907.

Local government service

George Burcher was an alderman on Glebe Council 1888-93, and its mayor in 1890.¬†As Glebe Mayor in 1890, Burcher dealt with a complaint that the Salvation Army congregated in front of a Forest Lodge shop on Saturday evenings between 8pm and 10pm, and the music, it was alleged, made so much noise the shopkeepers family could not sleep and the noise materially interfered with the business. George Burcher’s brother was Stephen Burcher, an aalderman on Camperdown Council 1883-85.


Sydney Morning Herald, 7 March 1910, p. 12

Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 1890, p. 4


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