Swithin John Horne

Tram Conductor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1935 1937

Family background

Swithin John Horne was born in 1897 at Bombala, NSW, son of Alfred Edward Horne and Ellen. On 14 December 1921 he married Mary Eileen Denehy at Newtown. There were three daughters and two sons of the marriage. He died at Glebe on 10 January 1945, aged 47 years. Mary Horne died on 16 July 1975.

Occupation & interests

The burden of traffic on Sydney’s streets was increasingly carried by the electric tram, and Horne worked as a tram conductor on the government tramway network.

Local government service

Swithin John Horne said the precipitive action of Mayor Foley in 1937 of ordering demolition of the NSW Trotting Club’s turnstiles and ticket boxes at Harold Park was not in the best interests of Council. It was not fair play, and he would not have voted him the power had he not received the assurance that he would tell council before he took drastic action.


Hogan, Michael 2004,  Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW

Sydney Morning Herald 3 September 1935 p. 6

Sydney Morning Herald 2 July 1937 p. 12

Sydney Morning Herald 11 January 1945 p. 10


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