William Tye


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1878 1882
  • Jubilee souvenir of the municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912 (City of Sydney Archives LIB-00017635)

Family background

William Tye arrived in Sydney aged 12 with his family on the Cornwall in September 1839. His brother was Alfred Tye who served on Glebe Council. His son was Thomas Tye, also an alderman on Newtown Council.

Occupation & interests

William Tye was a pigeon fancier who won prizes for his fantails in the NSW Pigeon, Canary and Poultry Society Show in 1879.

Community activity

William Tye was involved in the local Wesleyan Church, was a Master Mason of Lodge 1169 EC and a chairman of the Master Butcher’s Association.

Local government service

William Tye was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1878-82, representing Enmore Ward.


‘Family Notices’ (death of Alfred Tye), The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July 1878, p. 10, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13412219

‘NSW Pigeon, Canary, and Poultry Society’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 1879, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13443131

‘Alderman W Tye’, Australian Town and Country Journal, 29 April 1882, p. 15, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70968307


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