George Greenwood


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1887 1895
Alderman Waterloo 1897 1898
Alderman Waterloo 1903 1903
Mayor Waterloo 1898 1898
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

George Henry Greenwood was born c1846 in Sydney, NSW, son of Frederick Greenwood and Elizabeth Hellewell. He married Mary Eliza Heydon (1856-1900) on 15 February 1876 at Sydney, NSW; they had seven children; 2 sons and 5 daughters. Greenwood died on 7 January 1923 at Kogarah, NSW, aged 77 years and he was buried in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £6,182. He lived at 60 Dowling Street, Redfern.

Occupation & interests

George Henry Greenwood was admitted as an attorney, solicitor and proctor of the Supreme Court on 14 November 1885 and in 1898 he was appointed a Magistrate for the colony; he practised his profession at 78 King Street, Sydney. He was a Freemason and one of the foundation members of the Lodge Zetland.

Community activity

George Henry Greenwood was active member of the Redfern Cricket Club and he was a justice of the peace (JP). After a Waterloo resident made an implied threat if Waterloo Council didn’t approve certain improvements in 1898 Mayor Greenwood said ’I am independent. I shall not be threatened into doing things at the whim of ratepayers, simply to catch their votes’.

Local government service

George Henry Greenwood was an alderman on Waterloo Council for three terms in 1887-95, 1897-98 and 1903 representing North Ward. He was mayor in 1898.


‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald,  2 February 1887 p. 3,

‘Waterloo Council’, Evening News, 2 December 1898, p. 4,

‘The Late G H Greenwood’, The Propeller, 12 January 1923, p.  8,


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