James Harrisky was born in 1824 in Campbelltown, NSW, son of Daniel Harrisky and Rebecca Earl. He married, by special license, Frances Anne Kelly (1827-1911) at St Matthew’s Church, Windsor, NSW on 1 September 1845. He died on 20 April 1886 at his residence in Waterloo and was buried in the Old Catholic Mortuary Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He lived at 6 Reeve Street, Waterloo.
Occupation & interests
Harrisky described himself as a capitalist when he nominated for election on 3 February 1880.
Harrisky, concerned about the unkempt look of Waterloo streets, told Council its cleaning man should not allow refuse to accumulate on the roadside and blow back into the gutters.
Local government service
James Harrisky moved from Windsor to Waterloo in 1879 and soon after became a candidate for the position of alderman but was defeated by the casting vote of the returning officer. In 1880 he again became a candidate and was elected. James Harrisky was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1880-85.
‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 1880, p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13440539
‘Borough of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1880, p.11, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13453776
‘Borough of Waterloo’, Evening News, 1 November 1882, p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/107997317