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.
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, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13936567
‘Richard Hardman’, Freeman’s Journal, 28 April 1883, p. 15, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/110558868