William Francis Bodkin


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1944 1948
Mayor Newtown 1947 1947
  • City of Sydney Alderman William Francis Bodkin in military uniform (Private Collection, Joseph Bodkin)

Family background

William Francis Bodkin was the son of George Clifford Bodkin, navvy and union organiser, and his wife Bridget Ellen, née Callaghan. He lived at 11 Hordern Street, Newtown. His older brother was Joseph Anthony Bodkin.

William Bodkin had two children: a daughter named Frances Bodkin and a son named William George Bodkin, who was also an alderman on the City of Sydney Council.

Occupation & interests

Bodkin was an organiser.

Local government service

William Francis Bodkin was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1944-48, representing the O’Connell Ward. He was mayor in 1947.


Information on the Bodkin family courtesy Joseph Bodkin.


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