Robert Nicholls Hewitt was born in 1895 at Wallsend, son of Robert James Hewitt and Eliza. In 1923 he married Edith May Stone at Sydney. He died at Riverwood on 30 June 1961, aged 65 years. Edith Hewitt died on 16 October 1994, aged 96 years.
Occupation & interests
Hewitt’s occupation was given as clerk in electoral rolls. He is remembered in Hewit Lane, Glebe.
The Glebe Municipal Reform Association, of which Hewitt was a member, was formed in 1928. It was largely composed of Glebe businesmen who represented the only opposition to the Labor Party’s dominance at local municipal elections between 1925 and 1944.
Local government service
Robert Hewitt was an alderman on Glebe Council from 1941 to 1944. He contested the December 1937 municipal election as a Glebe Municipal Reform Association candidate, a coalition of non-Labor forces, in a field of 36 candidates and was not successful; he stood again under as a Reform candidate and in a recount of the December 1940 election in February 1941 was elected for a three year term.