William Miller

Railway Employee

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1894 1900
  • 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 Miller was born on 20 November 1852 at Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland, the son of Thomas Miller and Elizabeth Cockburn. He married Janet Cunningham on 24 December 1878 at Sydney, NSW, and they had two sons and two daughters. Miller died at Alexandria on 23 May 1915, aged 63 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Presbyterian section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,454. William Miller lived at 46 Kingsclear Road, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

William Miller was a Freemason and a member of Court Royal Oak Lodge. Alexandria aldermen at this time were conservative in outlook and guardians of the status quo.

Local government service

William Miller was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1894-1900 representing the West Ward. His son, also named William, served on Alexandria Council 1925-28.


‘Results of The Polling’, The Daily Telegraph, 12 February 1894, p. 3. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/236100187


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