William Marr


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1888 1895
Mayor Alexandria 1892 1892
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

William George Marr was born on 5 November 1843 at Hobart, Tasmania, the son of William Marr Snr and Mary Ann Sayers. He married Eliza Mary Ann Robens (1853-1921) on 5 September 1873 at Surry Hills, NSW, and they had four sons and four daughters. Marr died at Petersham, NSW on 4 February 1918, aged 74 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Methodist section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £9,739. William Marr lived at Laurence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

William Marr was actively involved in the formation of the Sydney Homing Pigeon Society in 1880. He was a Freemason and a member of Court Royal Oak Lodge.

Local government service

William Marr was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1888-94 representing the South Ward. He served as mayor in 1892. He resigned from council in 1895 to move to South Africa, and was replaced by Cornelius Hannan.


‘Municipal’, The Daily Telegraph, 12 March 1888, p. 6, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/239333644

‘Municipal elections’, The Australian Star, 30 December 1895, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227272818


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