William Dart


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1871 1876
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

William Dart was born in 1836 at Hatherleigh, Devon, England, the son of Robert Dart and Rebecca Heine. In 1849 he immigrated with his parents and siblings to Sydney, Australia on board the ship ‘Mary Bannister’. Dart married Elizabeth Steward (1839-82) on 28 February 1861 at Sydney, and they had three sons and five daughters. William Dart died at Alexandria on the 12 December 1882, aged 46 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £630. Dart lived in Botany Road, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

William Dart was a Freemason and a member of the Loyal Wandering Minstrel Lodge. Working as an Alexandria tinsmith, he was closely identified with the local community.

Local government service

William Dart was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1871-76.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 1871, p. 5, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13208953


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