George Edward Smail


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1893 1900

Family background

George Edward Smail was the eighth child of Alexander Smail and his wife Violet, née McLeod. He was born in Sydney in 1855. In 1887 he married Sarah E (1856–95), the daughter of George and Elizabeth Guinery, at Paddington. George Smail died on 6 August 1908 and was buried in his father’s family vault in the Presbyterian section of Rookwood Cemetery.






Occupation & interests

George Smail was trained in his father’s business and took over the family bakery after Alexander Smail died in 1867. In 1885, George Edward Smail was living at 8   Princes Street, Millers Point. In 1895 he was still advertising as a baker at 10 Argyle Street, Millers Point.

Local government service

George Smail was elected as Alderman for Gipps Ward, 29 November 1893 to 6 December 1900. He was a member of the Finance Committee in 1899 and the Works Committee and the Garbage Disposal Committee in 1900.


Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index; Rookwood index


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