William Edwards

Brick Master

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1904 1919
Mayor Newtown 1905 1905
  • Newtown Alderman William Edwards, Mayor 1905 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

William Edwards lived at 31 Pearl Street, Newtown. He died on 1 September 1918. His wife and several adult children survived him.

Community activity

Edwards was a justice of the peace (JP). He was a member of Loyal St John’s Lodge, MUIOOF, No. 6, Newtown.

Local government service

William Edwards was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1904-19, representing Camden Ward. He served as Mayor of Newtown Council in 1905. Edwards resigned in 1915. He also served in the 1890s on St Peters Council, and was its Mayor in 1894.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1904, p. 13 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14597058

‘Municipal election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 1915, p. 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15588792

‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 September 1918, p. 5 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15801976


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