Stanley Llewellyn Cole was born on 29 March 1860 in Gardiner, Victoria, eighth of the 11 children of Middlesex migrant George Cole (1822–69) and his wife Emma Lewis, née Leek or Smith. In 1883 he married Isabella Jane Moorley (d.1936) at Sydney and had three sons and three daughters, not all of whom survived infancy. He died at Granville on 17 November 1942 and was buried at Manly.
Occupation & interests
In 1930, S L Cole and Son, Carriers, had premises at Arbitration Street. Stanley Cole was the secretary of the Master Carriers’ Association, later becoming president.
Cole was closely associated with the NSW Friendly Societies. He was a member of Glebe Presbyterian Church.
Stanley Cole was a member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1927 to 1934. He had a seat on the first Arbitration and Conciliation Board under Dr Garran.
Local government service
Stanley Cole was an Alderman of Glebe Council for over 20 years and was its mayor five times. He was an executive member of the Local Government Association and represented municipal councils on the Conciliation Committee. Cole was an alderman for Bourke Ward from 1 December 1924 to 31 December 1927. Between 1925 and 1927 he was a member of the Works Committee and the Electricity Supply Committee.
City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/124; and 54/188.
Leichhardt Historical Journal Volume 4
Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index