George Douglas Robertson


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1876 1877

Family background

George Douglas Robertson was born 11 March 1843 at Sydney, NSW, son of John Robertson and Martha Ferguson Given. He married Agnes R Gouldthorp 29 September 1863 at Scot’s Presbyterian Church, Redfern, NSW, and they had six children. Robertson dropped dead in Cleveland Street, Sydney, while running to catch a Randwick tram, 26 September 1883, aged 40 years, and he was interred in the Old Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He did not leave a Will. George Robertson lived in Newtown Road, Darlington.

Occupation & interests

George Douglas Robertson worked with his father, a well known coachbuilder, whose works were at Pitt Street South, Sydney.

Local government service

George Douglas Robertson was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1876-77.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 1876, p. 3,


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