James McCauley

Produce Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1898 1901
Alderman Alexandria 1905 1909
  • 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 McCauley was born c1849 in Bristol, England. He married Emily Johnson (1858-1932) on 19 February 1894 at Leichhardt, NSW, and they had one son and one daughter. James McCauley died at Glebe, NSW, on 10 April 1924, aged 75 years; and he was buried at South Head Cemetery. He left no Will. McCauley lived in Mitchell Road, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

James McCauley was a produce merchant. He was representative of pre-1914 Alexandria alderman – male, middle class, self employed and conservative in out look, a guardian of the status quo rather than an agent for change.

Community activity

James McCauley was a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Local government service

James McCauley was an alderman on the Alexandria Council for two terms in 1898-1901 and 1905-09, representing the East Ward. He resigned mid-term in 1909.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Daily Telegraph, 19 March 1898, p. 2, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/238382689


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