George Henry Smith


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1895 1899
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

George Henry Smith was born c1872 in Sydney, the son of Matthew Smith and Catherine Larkin. He married Pearl Beatrice Alcorn (1884-1944) in Newcastle Cathedral on 20 February 1909 and they had 5 daughters and 1 son. At the time he was an alderman he lived at 38 Botany Street, Waterloo before moving to the family home in Cleveland Street, Redfern after his marriage. Smith died at his residence in Bellevue Hill on 11 January 1947, aged 75 years. He was privately interred. His father Matthew Francis Smith was also an alderman on Waterloo Council.

Occupation & interests

George Henry Smith was involved in debate concerning demolition of a building that encroached on a footpath in 1898. He counselled Waterloo Council to obtain legal opinion before proceeding with demolition work.

Local government service

George Henry Smith was an alderman of Waterloo Council in 1895-99 representing the West Ward.


‘Municipal and shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 1895, p. 6,

‘A Waterloo Matter’, Evening News, 3 December 1898, p. 3,


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