William Dolman

Professor Of Languages

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1889 1893
Alderman Newtown 1898 1902
Mayor Newtown 1890 1891
  • William Dolman, Mayor of Newtown Council 1891 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

William Dolman arrived in Sydney in c1850 from England. He married twice, surviving both his wives, and left one son and several daughters. He died while in on office, onĀ 31 May 1902, killed when hit by a tram in Glebe on his way home from playing bowls. He was 71

Occupation & interests

Dolman taught at St Mary’s Seminary. He was also an early proprietor of the Freeman’s Journal.

Community activity

William Dolman was an active and respected member of the Catholic church in Sydney. He was a founder of the Newtown Bowling Club and a member of the Victoria Park Club.

Local government service

William Dolman was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1889-93 and 1898-1902, representing Enmore Ward. He was mayor in 1890-91.


‘The Late William Dolman’, The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser, 7 June 1902, p. 1460 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163815024

‘Obituary’, The Catholic Press 7 June 1902, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104413356

‘The Late William Dolman’, Freeman’s Journal 7 June 1902, p. 23 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111068149

Genealogy data of Dolman or Dowman, of Pocklington


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