John Sanbrook was born in Bristol, England, on 8 May 1824. He was married in Bristol to Lydia Rose (1823-1906). They had four daughters and three sons. He arrived in Sydney about 1850. He died in Sydney on 4 December 1915.
Occupation & interests
Sanbrook & Son, building contractors, of Camperdown were busy tendering for work in suburban Sydney. They built Glebe Town Hall, a tender of 4,444 pounds in 1879-80 and Canterbury Post Office (1908).
Local government service
John Sanbrook was an alderman on Camperdown Council in 1874-75.
‘Borough of Camperdown’, New South Wales Government Gazette, 14 March 1873, p. 787, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230049220
Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1880, p. 6
‘Obituary’ (Lydia Sanbrook), Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1906 p. 6, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/163683914
Newcastle Morning Herald, 26 May 1908, p. 4
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1915, p. 8