Wilson, William (1863 -1935)

Irish orphan who arrived in Australia in about 1880 as a teenager and became a prominent resident of Greenwich. After training as a carpenter, Wilson purchased land in Newtown and built workers' cottages. About 1902 he bought land in Greenwich and built his Federation house Wilona, where he lived with his family. A Government contractor and builder, he was responsible for the construction of a number of freezing works in New South Wales and Queensland.

Milestone
Born
Ireland
1863
Died
Wilona, Greenwich
30 Sep 1935
Buried
03 Oct 1935
Occupation
Position
1902
Property
Owner of
1902 - 1935