Charles Stewart Ferguson

Engine Driver, Labourer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1911 1916
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

Charles Stewart Ferguson was generally known as Stewart Ferguson. According the registration of his death, Stewart Ferguson was born about 1858 to Charles and Ellen Ferguson. His address in 1911 was 23 George Street, Erskineville. In 1913, he was living at 23 Charles Street. His wife was named Mary. He died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on 13 February 1923, leaving six living children.

Community activity

When a branch of the Political Labour League was formed at the Erskineville Tram terminus on 25 April 1910, Stewart Ferguson was elected as president. He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in April 1911.

Local government service

Stewart Ferguson was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1911-16, representing North Ward. In March 1911, Mayor Robinson was impelled to resign after a motion by Stewart Ferguson moved that all council labourers be paid at the same rate.


‘New South Wales’, Worker, 12 May 1910, p. 6,

‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald,  23 January 1911, p. 4,

Sun, 21 March 1911, p. 1,



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