James Dixon

Engine Driver, Labourer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1900 1903
Alderman Waterloo 1914 1916
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

James Middleton Dixon was born c1859, son of William and Mary A Dixon. He married Rose Ellen Clausen (1876-1956) on 1 February 1900 at Sydney, NSW. There was one child, Alice C M  (born 1900). Dixon died on 11 September 1932 in Botany, NSW, aged 73 years, and he was buried in the Anglican Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £2,586. Dixon lived at 84 Cooper Street, Waterloo; also at 84 Cooper Street, Waterloo.

Occupation & interests

Dixon was an engine driver and labourer.

Community activity

A swamp near Victoria Park Racecourse was found to be contaminated in 1914. Dixon’s recommendation, adopted by Waterloo Council, informed local dairy keepers if their cows drank from this swamp their dairy licenses would be cancelled.

Local government service

Following an extraordinary vacancy caused by the resignation of Alderman G H Smith, James Middleton Dixon was elected as an alderman on 18 March 1900. Dixon was an alderman on Waterloo Council for two terms, in 1900-03 and 1914-16, representing West Ward.


‘Waterloo Municipal Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 1900, p. 4, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14300948

‘An Unhealthy Swamp’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 1914, p. 10, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15525747


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