Henry Munro


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1863 1872
Mayor Newtown 1865 1865
Mayor Newtown 1868 1868
  • Henry Munro, Newtown Mayor 1865 and 1868 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

Henry Munro lived at Wellington Street, Kingston, Newtown. He died on 9 August 1872 at 46 after a ‘short but painful illness’, leaving his wife Isabella and a family of nine children.

Occupation & interests

Munro worked for many years at the Sydney Morning Herald at a compositor.

Local government service

Henry Munro was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1863-72, representing Kingston Ward. He was mayor in 1865 and 1868. He was active in finding proper chambers for council.


‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 1872, p. 7 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13263213

‘Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website: http://newtownproject.com.au/local-council-info/biographies/5


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