George Nelson

Carpenter, Builder

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1886 1888

Family background

George Nelson lived at Gordon Cottage, Marion Street, Enmore. His 49 year old wife Ann and daughter Clara died within a day of each other at the house in January 1884. He died in 1908.

Community activity

George Nelson was secretary of the Ratepayers’ Association.

Local government service

George Nelson joined Newtown Council July 1886, representing Enmore Ward. He resigned December 1888 after requesting three months leave of absence in October to leave the colony.


‘Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website:

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1885, p. 1


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