Benjamin Morgan

Saddle And Harness Maker

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Camperdown 1885 1901
Mayor Camperdown 1889 1890
  • Camperdown Alderman Benjamin Morgan (The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser, 7 September 1889 p. 529)

Family background

Benjamin Morgan was born in Sydney in 1855. HeĀ married in 1876 at Newtown to Mary King (1854-1912). He died on 2 June 1913, aged 58 years.

Community activity

Morgan was a trustee of Camperdown Park.

Parliamentary service

Morgan, a Georgist, unsuccessfully stood as the Labor candidate for Newtown-Camperdown division in 1894, obtaining 30% of the vote.

Local government service

Benjamin Morgan was an alderman on Camperdown Council 1885-1901 and mayor in 1889-90. As mayor in 1889, Benjamin Morgan gave evidence to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Sewerage.


Sydney Morning Herald 16 June 1894 p. 7

Sydney Morning Herald 6 November 1889 p. 4

Evening News 21 May 1890 p. 2

Sydney Morning Herald 8 August 1889 p. 5

‘Metropolitan Suburban Mayors’, The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 22 April 1899, p. 922

‘Municipal Representatives’,The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 7 September 1889, p. 529


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