John Osborne

Proprietor And Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1870 1882
  • 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 Osborne was the son of William Osborne and his wife Jane. He died 22 April 1896 and was buried at Waverley Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,150. Osborne and his wife Sarah lived in Boundary Street, Alexandria

Occupation & interests

John Osborne a proprietor and agent. He was a Freemason and a member of the Royal Alfred Lodge. As a long term alderman in the embryonic community in Alexandria, he gained influence, respectability and a good measure of social recognition.

Local government service

John Osborne was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1870-82.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 1870, p. 4,


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