George Douglas Robertson


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1876 1877
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

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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