James Harrisky


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1880 1885
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

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.

Community activity

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. 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


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