Harold T. Morgan


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1891 1928
Mayor Newtown 1895 1895
Mayor Newtown 1902 1902
Mayor Newtown 1907 1910
Mayor Newtown 1918 1920
  • His worship the Mayor of Newtown, Alderman Harold T Morgan 1919 (Marrickville Council Library and History Services LS 2011.023)

Family background

Harold Thomas Morgan was born in Wollongong in 1864, as the son of Michael Thomas Morgan who had migrated to New South Wales from Bristol, England, in the 1860s. Harold T. Morgan lived at Segenhoe Street, Arncliffe. He died at Clifton Gardens in September 1959, aged 95.

Occupation & interests

Harold Thomas Morgan was educated at Newington College and studied law at the University of Sydney. He became a prominent city solicitor; his firm Harold T Morgan & Sons was based in Ocean House, 34 Martin Place, Sydney. He formed the Bridge Theatre Company with Harry Clay and Archibald R Abbott in 1912 and continued representing the Clay family after Harry Clay’s death.

Community activity

Morgan was a justice of the peace (JP) – Notary Public, Commissioner for Affidavits.

Parliamentary service

Harold Morgan ran for the Newtown seat in 1904 and 1907 as a Liberal and Civic Reform candidate.

Local government service

Harold Morgan was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1891-1928, representing Camden Ward. He was elected Mayor in 1895, 1902, 1907-10 and 1918-20. He was responsible for the conversion of the gas lighting on Newtown streets to electricity, which came into operation on 31 December 1910.


‘Alderman H. T. Morgan’, Sunday News, 25 May 1919, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121650703

Australian Variety Theatre Archive, ‘Harold T. Morgan’



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