Michael McNamee was born c1830 in County Meath, Ireland. He immigrated to Australia on board the ship ‘Admiral Lyons’ which arrived at Sydney on 15 September 1857. He married Bridget, a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, and they had four sons and 2 daughters. McNamee died at Alexandria, on 31 August 1904, aged 74 years; he was buried in Waverley Cemetery in the Catholic section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £799. Michael McNamee lived in Wyndham Street, Alexandria.
McNamee identified himself with any movement having for its object the advancement of the district. He was also a good church worker and supporter of Irish movements.
Local government service
Michael McNamee was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1877-81.
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 1877, p. 11, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13396891
‘District Court’, The Daily Telegraph, 6 February 1892, p. 10, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article236056225
‘Mr. Michael M’Namee’, The Catholic Press,15 September 1904, p. 23, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104916514