John Lee


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1914 1916
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

John Lee, was born to John and Mary Lee in about 1855. He married Margaret O’Brien in 1902. They lived at 155 Railway Parade. John Lee died at his home at the corner of Park Street and Railway Parade, Erskineville on 19 February 1920. He was buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery, Rookwood.

Occupation & interests

In July 1905, John Lee, grocer of Erskineville bought the shop he was already occupying, plus adjoining land in what was originally called Erskineville Road but was later renamed as Railway Parade. In April 1915, he was fined for selling milk diluted with water.

Community activity

John Lee was appointed a trustee of Erskineville Park in February 1914. He was also the President of the Surrey Cricket Club.

Local government service

John Lee was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1914-16., representing North Ward.


‘Deficient Milk’, Sun, 12 April 1915, p 6,

‘Deaths’, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 1920, p 6,

Certificates of Title, Volume 790 folio 128; Volume 978 folio 124


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