Sidney Newton


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1928 1931
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Sidney William Newton was born on 17 April 1894 at Sydney, NSW, the son of William Alfred Moore and Mary Ann Murray. He married Eileen Cecelia Amelia Gallimore (1899-1968) on 18 January 1919 at Sydney, and they had two sons and two daughters. Newton died at Alexandria, on 8 July 1966, aged 68 years; he was cremated at Woronora Cemetery. He lived at 159 Laurence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Sidney Newton was a member of the first Labor controlled Alexandria Council in December 1928. He was explicitly anti-Communist, social conservative with close links with the trade union movement.

Local government service

Sidney Newton was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1928-31 representing the South Ward.


‘Advertising’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 December 1928, p.13.


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