Matthew Powell


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1905 1907
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Matthew William Powell was born c1868 and he married Annie Hannah (1881-1929) on 18 December 1895 at Redfern, NSW, and they had a son and a daughter. Powell lived off Euston Road, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

In 1913, Powell was charged with wife desertion. It was thought that he had gone to the Kyogle or Casino district.

Local government service

Matthew Powell was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1905-07 representing the South Ward.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Daily Telegraph, 13 February 1905, p. 6,

‘Deserting Wives and Families, Service, etc.’, New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime, 2 July 1913, p. 303,


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