John Sanbrook

Building Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Camperdown 1874 1875

Family background

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,

Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1880, p. 6

‘Obituary’ (Lydia Sanbrook), Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1906 p. 6,

Newcastle Morning Herald, 26 May 1908, p. 4

Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1915, p. 8



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