Percy Gibson

Blacksmith & Engineer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1867 1869

Family background

Percy Gibson was born on 8 August 1833 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, son of John Gibson and Margaret Gibson. He married Elizabeth Margaret Stubbs (1840-1917) on 6 October 1860 at St Pauls Redfern, NSW and they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. Percy Gibson died on 5 December 1878 at his residence ’Mount Carmel’, Waterloo, aged 42 years and he was buried at Camperdown Cemetery. Percy Gibson left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £275. He lived in Wellington Street, Waterloo, NSW.

Occupation & interests

Percy Gibson carried out his blacksmithing business at 111 Bathurst Street, Sydney.

Community activity

Percy Gibson was a member of the Committee engaged with the preparations for the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Waterloo in 1868. Percy Gibson was for a long time identified with the Good Templar movement and held the principal offices in the Order.

Local government service

Percy Gibson was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1867-69 representing East Ward. He resigned in September 1869.


‘Suburban Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1867, p. 5,

‘The Duke of Edinburgh at the Borough of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1868, p.5:


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