Joseph William Sargeant was the son of Joseph Sargeant who was born in Sydney in 1853 and died in 1958. In 1944 Sargeant married Lorna May Swanson at Redfern and the couple had two children together – Lindsay and Leonie. His date of death has not been determined.
Occupation & interests
The electoral rolls list his occupation as a textile worker and dyer (1943, 1949, 1980).
Joseph Sargeant, father of Joseph William, was devoted to the welcome of his local Erskineville community. In 1956 the Joseph Sargeant Children’s Centre in Prospect Stree, Erskineville was named in his honour.
Local government service
Joseph Sargeant was Alderman for Alexandria, 2 December 1950 to 4 December 1953 and for City Ward, 5 December 1953 to 4 December 1959. He was a member of the City Planning Improvements Committee, 1951-57 and its vice-chairman from 1955 to 1957. He belonged to the Finance Committee, 1951-57, the Works Committee, 1958-59, and the Health and Recreations Committee, 1958-59.
The Australasian Decorator and Painter 1 August 1921
City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files
The Decorator & Painter for Australia & New Zealand 1 March 1931
NSW Births Deaths Marriages, Registration no. 1944/12328,
Electoral Rolls, Australian Electoral Commission: Arncliffe East, 1943, 36, Ramsgate, 1949, 127, Ramsgate, 1954, 113, Gladesville, 1977, 33, Sans Souci, 1980, 32.