Mary Salmon claimed that William Brown was the son of Alexander Brown, regarded ‘as the “father of Wallsend” being one of the chief exploiters of coal in the Newcastle district’. William lived in the family home ‘Glenview’.
Local government service
William Brown was an alderman on Paddington Council in 1880-85 and 1887-1904.
The information about this alderman was compiled in collaboration with Woollahra Library and Information Service.
‘Historic homes of N.S.Wales’, Sunday Times, 12 July 1908, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126741671