Thomas Evans


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1870 1876
Alderman Alexandria 1878 1879
Alderman Alexandria 1885 1886
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Thomas Evans was born on 7 September 1835 at Liverpool, Lancashire, the son of John Evans and Amelia Whitby. He immigrated with his parents as Bounty Immigrants on board the ship ‘Formosa’ which arrived at Sydney on 20 May 1839. Evans married Bridget Franklin (1838-1905) on 5 July 1858 at Sydney, and they had seven sons and five daughters. He died at Alexandria on 11 March 1896, aged 60 years; he was buried in the Congregational Cemetery Rookwood. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,354. Thomas Evans lived at 33 Gerard Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Thomas Evans was Inspector Rolling Stock Locomotive Department, NSW Railways. He was a Freemason and a member of Leinster Marine Lodge No 2.

Local government service

Thomas Evans was an alderman on Alexandria Council for three terms, representing the East Ward:  June 1870-76, 1878-79 and 1885-86 .


‘Municipal elections’, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 1870, p.  5,

‘Miscellaneous Items’, Evening News, 25 June 1870, p. 4,

‘Borough Council Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 1874, p.  6,

‘Suburban and Country Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1885, p. 7,


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