William Lawler

Road Paving Contractor, Carrier, Picture Show Proprietor

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1911 1915
  • William Hunter Lawler was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1911-15 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

William Hunter Lawler was born 27 November 1860. He lived at 446 King Street. He was married to Lavinia Hopping in 1883, they had 11 children, nine of whom were living at home in 1912. He died on 16 February 1915.

Occupation & interests

As well as an abiding interest in the paving and tarring of roads and pathways after 17 years working on them, Lawler ran the largest carrier business in the district and was the proprietor of the Newtown Stadium Picture Palace.

Community activity

Lawler was president of the United Friendly Societies and a member of the Royal Foresters.

Local government service

William Hunter Lawler was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1911-15 representing Camden Ward. He died in office.


‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 1883, p. 1 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28375644

‘Newtown Roughs Again’, Evening News, 27 January 1912, p. 2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113820576


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