Joseph William Sargeant

Textile Dyer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1950 1953
Alderman City of Sydney 1953 1959

Family background

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).

Community activity

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.


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