Henry Justin Hilliard was born on 9 June 1881 in Redfern, NSW, son of Henry Hilliard and Ann Hennessy. He married Amy Alma Wilkinson (1881-1935) on 15 September 1904 in Sydney, NSW and they had 3 sons. Henry Justin Hilliard died on 15 November 1920 at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, aged 39 years and he was buried in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He lived at 86 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo (1920).
At a meeting of the Waterloo Council in 1918, Hilliard stated that men were being discharged from the local bottle works, at the present time, about 700 were out of employment. The cause for this, he had been informed, was that the proprietors were unable to obtain supplies of soda-ash, a necessary ingredient in the manufacture of bottles. He successfully moved a motion that the Government be asked to make inquiries, and, if the statements were found to be true, to see that sufficient of the ingredient was released to allow the bottle making industry to continue. Henry Justin Hilliard was a justice of the peace (JP).
Local government service
Henry Justin Hilliard was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1917-19 representing East Ward.
‘Municipal Nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 1917 p. 10, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15750734
‘Bottle Making’, Evening News, 24 May 1918, p.4: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114250527