Thomas Culbert was born in Newtown in 1870; his parents were Thomas and Sabina. He was married twice. His first marriage was in Sydney in 1894 to Emma Nickels (1869-1929). His second marriage was in 1937 to Hilda Jean Cooper (c1890-1971). He had two sons and four daughters from both marriages. He died on 17 April 1952, aged 82 years.
Occupation & interests
Culbert grew up in Camperdown where he subsequently worked as a plumber and foreman. A militant Protestant, Culbert was president of Camperdown branch of the Loyal Orange Lodge and also the APDA.
Local government service
Thomas Culbert was an alderman on Camperdown Council from 1902-08. He was mayor in 1907.
‘Camperdown forms 62nd branch’, Watchman 20 December 1902 p. 5, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111818323
Watchman, 24 January 1903, p. 5
‘Mayors of New South Wales’, The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 4 December 1907, p. 1460, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163658234
Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 1952, p. 16