William Avery

Glass Worker

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1945 1948

Family background

William Michael Avery was born on 27 April 1906 in Paddington, NSW, son of William Avery and Annie Carberry. He married Alice Frances Pyle (1908-1985) on 1 January 1926 in Sydney and they had at least two children. William Michael Avery died on 5 June 1989 (late of Matraville & Waterloo), aged 83 years and he was buried in the Catholic Section of Waverley Cemetery. He lived at 73 Philip Street, Waterloo.

Community activity

A Labor alderman who worked as a packer, Avery had strong links with the union movement. Official Labour, of which Avery was a member, was socially conservative and anti-communist.

Local government service

William Michael Avery was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1945-48.


‘Local Government Election Results’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17930168


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