James Hitchcock

Timber Merchant, Estate Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1904 1907
  • Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912 (City of Sydney Archives LIB-00017635)

Family background

James Heber Hitchcock lived at 47 John Street, Petersham. He was married to Jessie Isabel Goodin at Parramatta in 1890. They had four children. He died on 11 January 1912 aged 46 in a collision between two cars on the corner of Darlington Road and Golden Grove street.

Occupation & interests

Hitchcock was a well-known sportsman. He was the first secretary of the Ascot Racecourse, associated with the Wollongong Race Club.

Community activity

Hitchcock was a justice of the peace (JP).

Local government service

James Heber Hitchcock was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1904-07, representing Enmore Ward. On the motion of Alderman Hitchcock, camphor laurel trees were planted in Pemmell Street, Metropolitan Road and Edgeware Road, in 1904.


‘Camden Police Court’, Camden News, 30 May 1901, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133049798

‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1904, p. 13 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14597058

‘Suburban Treeplanting’, Evening News, 5 October 1904, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113310125

‘James Hitchcock passes’, Truth, 14 January 1912, p. 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168749212


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