William John Eustace was born on 7 January 1882 in Redfern, NSW, son of William John Eustace and Agnes Jane Gilchrist. He married Ada Elizabeth Payne (1883-1946) on 26 August 1903 in Woolloomooloo, NSW, there were five children; 1 son and 4 daughters. William John Eustace died on 14 March 1953 in the Parramatta Mental Hospital, NSW, aged 71 years and he was buried with his wife in the Church of England Section of Botany Cemetery. He lived at 29 Walker Street, Waterloo.
Occupation & interests
Eustace was a plumber. He was expelled from the Australian Labor Party in 1921 for opposing the selected candidates for the mayoralty.
Eustace urged Waterloo Council to spread poison and disinfectants in an endeavour to eliminate the rat plague in Waterloo in 1921.
Local government service
William John Eustace was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1920-22 representing East Ward.
‘The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald 2 February 1920, p. 8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15885141
‘Another Expulsion’, Truth, 13 March 1921, p. 12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169184495
‘Rat Carriers’, Evening News, 4 November 1921, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118884559