Percy Redcliffe


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1922 1925
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Percy Bernard Retzlaff aka Redcliffe was born on 14 February 1891 at Narrabri, NSW, the son of Karl Paul Richard Retzlaff and Augusta Elise Seidal. He married Grace Rebecca Goodman (1894-1975) on 29 February 1912 at Redfern, NSW, and they had seven children. Redcliffe died at Brisbane, Queensland, on 24 August 1979. He lived in West Botany Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Percy Bernard Retzlaff aka Redcliffe was machinist.

Local government service

Percy Redcliffe was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1922-25 representing the West Ward.


‘I spent it!’, The Sun, 22 September 1919, p. 7,

‘Newcastle and Suburbs’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1922, p. 10,

‘Charity begins at home’, Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 7 July 1925, p. 5,

‘Retzlaff, aka Ramo, Percy Herrman Bernard Richard’, Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW, NRS-12922-1-[11/16696]-[186],


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