James Stuart was born in Queensland on 16 August 1868, son of John Stuart and Catherine Pollock. He was living at 10 Pitt Street, Waterloo in the 1920s and at Arncliffe at the time of his death on 20 August 193, aged 64 years. He was buried in the Presbyterian Section of Woronora Cemetery.
James Stuart was a justice of the peace (JP). An exasperated Stuart told Council in 1924 ’There are 14 Parliaments in Australia. It is absurd. I don’t know what they do. It’s the same old cry. Put us in and we will do something for you. I have been here for years and can do nothing’.
Local government service
James Stuart was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1917-24, representing North Ward.
‘Municipal and shire elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald 3 July 1917, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15757118
‘Council Doings’, The Sun, 20 February 1924, p.9, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224564083