Joseph Vincent Bugler


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1929 1931
Alderman Newtown 1931 1931
Mayor Newtown 1942 1948

Family background

Joseph Vincent Bugler was born in 1898 (BDM Ref No. 18878/1898). His father Thomas was born in Galway Ireland. His mother was Jane Ryan. Bugler lived at 131 Enmore Road, Newtown. He later moved to the north shore where he served on North Sydney Council.

Occupation & interests

Joseph Vincent Bugler was a printer.

Community activity

Bugler Playground in Enmore is named after him. Joseph Bugler Playing Field in Waverton commemorates his services to the community, as an alderman on North Sydney Council, between 1950 and 1971.

Honours & awards

He was given an Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Local government service

Joseph Vincent Bugler was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1929-31, representing Enmore Ward. He was mayor in 1931. Bugler was elected as an alderman to represent Enmore Ward . Bugler was elected to the council a second time to represent Enmore Ward at an extraordinary municipal election held on 31 October 1942. He was an alderman on North Sydney Council from 1950 to 1971.


Freeman’s Journal, 11 December 1930, p. 18,

‘A Bugler who does not blow his own trumpet’, Daily Pictorial, 15 December 1930, p.  8, 

‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 1942, p. 8,

‘Twice Beaten In Draw From Hat’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 December 1947, p. 8,

‘Mr T Bugler, Stanmore’, Catholic Freeman’s Journal, 20 July 1933, p. 4,


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