Michael McNamee


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1877 1881
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

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.

Community activity

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


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