James Connelly


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1920 1923
Alderman Alexandria 1932 1934
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

James Patrick Connelly was born on 13 April 1870 at Bathurst, NSW, the son of James Connelly and Ann Frances. He married Maria Jane Robinson (1872-1961) on 23 November 1892 at Sydney, and they had two sons and a daughter. Connelly died at Crows Nest, NSW, on 22 October 1934, aged 64 years; he was buried in the Church of England Section at Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £200. Connelly lived at William Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

James Connelly operated a small business closely identified with the community. He was elected under the banner of “Non-Political” in 1932. He belonged to a business fraternity whose notion of independence was difficult to reconcile with the reality of their political lives.

Community activity

Connelly was a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Local government service

James Connelly was an alderman on Alexandria Council for two terms, representing the Beaconsfield Ward: 1920-23 and 1932-34.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1920, p. 8, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/239667669


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