Robert Green


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1899 1902
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Robert Pearson Green was born c1860 at Grainsby, Lincolnshire, England. He married Mary McBride (1854-1901) on 26 March 1884 at Sydney, NSW, and they had a son and a daughter. Robert Pearson died at Sydney on 12 June 1912, aged 52 years; he was buried at Waverley Cemetery in the Anglican Section. He left a Will in which he bequeathed property valued at over £11,000, but his only remaining relatives were in England – his wife and two children having pre-deceased him. Robert Pearson Green lived at 144 Devonshire Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Robert Green was a shopwalker at Anthony Hordern and Sons. He committed suicide by drowning himself fully clothed in his bath. He was found by his housekeeper who also found a message on a mantel shelf saying that the gout that which he suffered had depressed his spirits and overwhelmed him.

Local government service

Robert Green was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1899-1902 representing the South Ward.


Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald 13 February 1899, p. 4,


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