John Hardman

Wheelwright And Later Blacksmith

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1874 1880
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

John Hardman was born about 1831. A John and Ann Hardman arrived in NSW on the ‘Admiral Lyons’ in 1858.  A number of children were born to the couple in NSW. Hardman died at his home at 42 George Street, Macdonaldtown on 17 June 1893.

Community activity

John Hardman was a Roman Catholic who sent his children to Catholic schools. His son Richard, a pupil at the Sydney College of the Society of Jesus died in April 1883.

Local government service

John Hardman was an alderman on Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) Council in 1874-80.


‘Deaths’, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 1893, p. 1,

‘Richard Hardman’, Freeman’s Journal, 28 April 1883, p. 15,


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