Stephen Francis Scott

Clerk With Electric Telegraph Department

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1905 1907
  • Glebe Council logo 1896 (City of Sydney Archives A-00333228)

Family background

Stephen Francis Scott was born in 1854 at Sydney, son of Michael Scott and Mary nee Digan. He died at 34 Hereford Street Glebe on 13 July 1907, aged 52 years. He was unmarried.

Occupation & interests

Described as a telegraph operator in 1885, in the latter part of his career Scott worked as a clerk for the Electric Telegraph Department.

Community activity

An auditor of Glebe Council from 1885 to 1889, Scott was president of St Vincent de Paul Conference of St James for 20 years, raising funds for relief of the poor, and remembered for his involvement other charitable works. He was Past Chairman of Owen Roe O’Neill branch of the Irish National Foresters Benefit Society.

Local government service

Scott was an alderman on Glebe Council 1905-07. Elected as a candidate of the Glebe Ratepayers Association in 1905, the vexed question whether Glebe’s street be lit by electricity, or the existing antiquated method of kerosene lighting, was a major issue in Scott’s time on Council.


Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 1885, p. 5

Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 1888, p. 4

Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 1903, p. 8

Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1905, p. 5

Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 1905, p. 5

Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 1906 p. 7

Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July 1907, p. 12


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