William Keats

Builder And Contractor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1917 1918
Alderman Newtown 1920 1922

Family background

William Ernest Keats one of four children of Julia and George Keats. He was born in 1872. He lived at 6 Watkins Street and Georgina Street in Newtown, as well as 74 Cavendish Street, Stanmore. He died on 13 January 1952.

Occupation & interests

William Keats was a builder and contractor, following in the stead of his parents George and Julia.

Community activity

William Keats was a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Local government service

William Ernest Keats was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1917-18 and 1920-22, representing O’Connell Ward. He was on the on the Lighting and Health Committee. He went on to serve on Rockdale Council.


The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 1916, p. 13, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1269778

‘Presentation to Hospital Worker’, The St George Call, 29 February 1924, p. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232054894

‘Mrs J Keats’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 August 1936, p. 11, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17258018

’Death of Mrs J Keats’, The Propeller, 6 August 1936: 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article235620148


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