List of residents of the greater Ashfield area

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This is a List of notable residents or former residents of the greater Ashfield area in Australia, covering the suburbs of the Municipality of Ashfield in Inner West of Sydney, including Ashfield, Croydon, Haberfield, and Summer Hill.

Arts[edit]

Arthur Streeton
Pamela Travers

Business[edit]

Quong Tart

Law[edit]

Military[edit]

Pioneers[edit]

  • Augustus Alt (1731–1815): First surveyor-general of New South Wales; arrived with the First Fleet in 1788 and was granted a substantial parcel of land in northern Ashfield[22]
  • Robert Campbell (1769–1846): Early settler responsible for giving Ashfield its name[23]
  • David Ramsay (1794–1860): medical practitioner and merchant[24]
  • Elizabeth Underwood (ca. 1794–1858): Early landowner of Ashfield Park estate who subdivided it to form the village of Ashfield in 1838[25]

Politics[edit]

Henry Parkes
Bertram Stevens

Also see List of mayors at the end of the page.

Science[edit]

Edgeworth David
  • Richard Baker (1854–1941): Curator/Director of the Technological Museum in Ultimo (now known as the Powerhouse Museum); lived in Ashfield for 30 years in a house named "Eudesmia", which still stands; proponent of decorative use of the Waratah in logos and symbols[33]
  • Dr John Belisario (1820–1900): Dentist at the later end of the 19th century; recorded as living in Summer Hill in the 1891 census; first dentist in Australia to administer ether to a patient to carry out dental work[34]
  • Professor Edgeworth David (1858–1934): noted geologist and Antarctic explorer[35]
  • Walter Wilson Froggatt (1858–1937), entomologist, founder of the Naturalists' Society of New South Wales and author; Froggatt Crescent in Croydon, and the Froggatt prize for Science at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney are named after him[36]
  • Ian Clunies Ross (1899–1959): Veterinary scientist and founder of the CSIRO, he was for a while commemorated on the Australian $50 note[37]

Sport[edit]

Stan Rowley

Other[edit]

  • Margaret Chandler (1934–1963), one of the two victims who died under mysterious circumstances in the well-publicised Bogle-Chandler case; lived in Croydon with her husband Geoffrey[40]
  • Reverend Bill Crews (born 1944): As the Minister of Ashfield Uniting Church, he created the Exodus Foundation to assist homeless and abandoned youth[41]
  • David Elphinstone (1847–1916): prominent architect and builder and resident of Summer Hill
  • Edwin Johnson (1835–1894): Education reformer, undersecretary to the Department of Public Instruction[42]
  • Bea Miles (1902–1973): Eccentric Sydneysider, born in Ashfield but spent much of her later life living on the street and whose life was the inspiration for the book and movie, Lilian's Story[43]
  • Louise Taplin (1855–1901): Matron, until her death, of The Infants Home in Ashfield; led the home through the 1890s depression
  • Evelyn Tildesley (1882–1976): School teacher, principal of Normanhurst School from 1913 to 1925, when she was appointed acting principal of The Women's College at the University of Sydney. Awarded MBE in 1950[44]

Mayors of Ashfield[edit]

# Mayor Party Term
54   Lucille McKenna Labor 2013 - current
53   Morris Mansour Independent 2012 - 2013
52   Lyall Kennedy Greens 2011 - 2012[45]
51   Ted Cassidy Independent 2006 - 2011
50   Rae Desmond Jones Labor 2004 - 2006
49   Mark Bonanno Labor 1997 - 2004
48   Vincent Sicari No Aircraft Noise 1996 - 1997
46 (2nd term)   Lew Herman Labor 1995 - 1996
47   Dr John Ward 1991 - 1995
46   Lew Herman Labor 1976 - 1991
45   Paul Whelan Labor 1972 - 1976
37 (2nd term)   Richard Murden Liberal 1967 - 1972
44   Allan Crawford 1965 - 1967
43   Bede Spillane Labor 1964 - 1965
42   Bill Peters Labor 1962 - 1964
41   Darrell Jackson 1959 - 1962
40   Charles Bullivant 1957 - 1959
39   James Blackwood 1954 - 1957
38   Herbert Bailey Liberal 1952 - 1954
37   Richard Murden Liberal 1950 - 1952
36   Thomas Marshall 1948 - 1950
35   Ralph Tetley Liberal 1946 - 1948
32 (2nd term)   Thomas Cavill Liberal 1944 - 1946
34   J. Lindsay 1943 - 1944
33   Edward Allman UAP 1938 - 1943
32   Thomas Cavill UAP 1935 - 1938
31   William Grainger UAP 1933 - 1935
30   John Lapish UAP 1932 - 1933
29   Henry Gough Nationalist 1929 - 1932
26 (2nd term)   Frank Hedger Nationalist 1925 - 1929
28   D. McDonald Nationalist 1923 - 1925
24 (2nd term)   John Hammond 1922 - 1923
27   George Watson Nationalist 1920 - 1922
26   Frank Hedger Nationalist 1919 - 1920
25   John Yeo 1917 - 1919
24   John Hammond 1915 - 1917
23   Charles Algie 1913 - 1914
22   Alfred Crane Liberal Reform 1911 - 1912
21   Herbert Pratten Liberal Reform 1909 - 1911
20   George Brown 1908
19   Charles Webdale 1907
11 (2nd term)   Richard Stanton 1906
18   Arthur Miller Liberal Reform 1903 - 1905
17   Ernest Broughton Liberal Reform 1901 - 1902
16   John Mills 1900
15   William Robson Free Trade 1899
14   Francis Josephson 1898
13   John Upward 1896 - 1897
12   Ninian Melville Protectionist 1895
11   Richard Stanton 1893 - 1894
10   Albert Brown 1891 - 1892
9   Robert Dougan 1889 - 1890
8   Thomas Dean 1888
7   Joseph Watkin 1888
6   Joseph Mortley 1886 - 1887
1 (2nd term)   John Pope 1885
5   John Watkin 1884
4   Mark Hammond Independent 1882 - 1884
3   Thomas Nicholson 1881
2   Daniel Holborow 1874 - 1880
1   John Pope 1872 - 1873

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