George William Skelton

Engine Driver

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1942 1947
  • Erskineville Alderman George Skelton, 1942 (City of Sydney Archives SRC11991)

Family background

George William Skelton was born about 1880. He married Winifred Sellors in 1900 and they had six children. Skelton died suddenly on 25 June 1947.

Occupation & interests

Skelton lived at 36 Malcolm Street, Erskineville.

Community activity

Skelton belonged to the Official Labor faction on Erskineville Council, often clashing verbally with opponents. He was the Chief Warden of the Erskineville National Emergency Service (NES) in World War 2.

Local government service

George William Skelton was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1942-47.


‘Walk-out by Labor Aldermen’, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Nov 1944, p 3,

‘Disorder in Council’, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 1944, p 4,


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