Herbert Arthur Parker

Produce Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1917 1922
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

The birth of Herbert Arthur Parker was registered at Orange in 1870. Parker died at Little Bay on 2 October 1938, at which time he was living at ‘Parkville’, Dacre Street, Malabar. He does not appear to have married. He was buried in the Roman Catholic section, Rookwood cemetery.

Occupation & interests

Herbert (or Henry) Parker was a produce merchant. In January 1917, he purchased a produce store on King Street, which he ran until he died in 1938. Parker owned real estate worth over £2,700 by the time of his death.

Community activity

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) in January 1920.

Local government service

Herbert Arthur Parker was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1917-22, representing South Ward.


Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October 1938 pp. 7-8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17524233, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17524230

Certificate of Title, Volume 958 folio 240, LPI

State Archives NSW, NRS 13660, Supreme Court, Probate Packet, Series 4 No 234401


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