John Evans

Van Proprietor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1885 1886
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

John Evans was born c1840, the son of Charles Evans. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wiseman (1843-1919) at Sydney on 11 March 1865. John Evans died at Ryde, NSW on 13 March 1896, aged 56 years; he was buried in the Church of England section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,136. John Evans lived at Brandling Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

John Evans operated his business as an Alexandria van proprietor which closely identified with the local community.

Local government service

John Evans was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1885-86 representing the East Ward.


‘Suburban and Country Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1885, p. 7,


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