William Curtis

Born
1819
Died
1873
Profession
Builder

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1863 1870
Mayor Newtown 1866 1866
Mayor Newtown 1869 1869
  • Alderman William Curtis, Mayor of Newtown in 1866 (Jubilee Souvenir of the Municipality of Newtown, 1862-1912)

Family background

William Curtis lived with wife Elizabeth and son William Jnr in Hordern Street Camperdown from the late 1850s. The family moved to Lord Street in 1871. Curtis died in 1873.

Occupation & interests

He worked with John Hamblin as a builder, carpenter and carter. He was employed (alongside W Elphinstone) as a carpenter on the Edmund Blacket-designed St Stephen’s Church during its construction in the early 1870s.

Community activity

Curtis was a committee member of Newtown’s School of Arts in the 1850s. He was also a member of Manchester Unity Oddfellows’ Loyal St John’s Lodge.

Local government service

William Curtis was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1863-1870 and its mayor in 1866 and 1869.

References

Biographies of the Early Aldermen’, Newtown Project website: http://www.newtownproject.com.au/local-council-info/biographies/13

Citation

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