Joseph Rogers

Waterside Worker

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1922 1925
Mayor Alexandria 1924 1924
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Joseph Rogers was born c1865 at Quebec, Canada, the son of Joseph Rogers. He married Ethel Maud Hillier (1880-1935) on 30 October 1911 at Sydney, NSW and they had issue. Rogers died at Paddington, NSW; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Church of England section. He left no Will. He lived at 47 Lawrence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Rogers was a member of the Waterside Workers Federation

Community activity

Joseph Rogers was a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Local government service

Joseph Rogers was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1922-25 representing the East Ward. He served as mayor in 1924.


‘The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1922, p. 10,


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