Charles Whately was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England. He arrived in Sydney on the ship ‘Lloyds’ on 29 June 1850 as an assisted immigrant. He died on 7 October 1894.
Whately was an active member of the Newtown Church of Christ. He was involved in the temperance movement, and was a committeeman of Newtown School of Arts. He was a justice of the peace (JP).
Local government service
Charles Whately was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1877-81 and 1883-94, representing O’Connell Ward. He was mayor in 1881 and 1886.
‘Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website: http://newtownproject.com.au/local-council-info/biographies/20