Leslie Best

Timber Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1935 1946
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

Leslie Ernest Best was born 3 July 1891 at Newtown, NSW, the son of William Best and his wife Maria Ann Moody. He married Eva Florence Markham (1893-1972) 7 December 1917 at Marrickville, NSW, and they had one son. Leslie Ernest Best died 20 March 1957 at his residence, 69 Livingstone Road, Petersham; he was cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. Leslie Ernest Best lived at 69 Livingston Road, Lewisham.

Occupation & interests

Leslie Ernest Best owned the business, Best & Company, Timber Merchants, 45 City Road, Darlington after dissolving a partnership in 1919 with Alexander Boyd in the same business.

Local government service

Leslie Best was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1935-46 representing the South Ward. His father William and brother George were also aldermen on Darlington Council.


‘Details of Polling’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 1934, p. 13: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17116052


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