Henry Howe

Bricklayer And Builder

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1894 1907
Mayor Newtown 1906 1906
  • Aldermen Henry Howe, Mayor of Newtown 1906 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

Henry Nunn Howe was born Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, on 4 March 1839 and came to Australia with his parents in 1852. He moved to Newtown in 1860 when he married Jane Maria Willis. They lived in Church Street, Newtown. Howe died in office on 26 July 1907.

Community activity

Howe was a former Grand Master of the Loyal St John’s Lodge of the Manchester Unity and other oddfellow and Orange organisations.

Local government service

Henry Howe was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1894-1907, representing O’Connell Ward. He was mayor in 1906.


‘Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website: http://newtownproject.com.au/local-council-info/biographies/33

‘Death of a Newtown resident’, Evening News, 29 July 1907, p. 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112644630


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