William Morris


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1945 1948
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

William Thomas Alfred Morris was born on 1 July 1900 in Annandale, NSW, son of Alfred Morris and Matilda Wilkinson. He married (1) Gladys May Hardy (1902-1941) on 30 June 1923 in Sydney, NSW and there was one daughter. He married (2) Emily May Champley on 8 November 1947 in Rockdale, NSW and there were 3 more daughters. William Thomas Morris died on 23 August 1967 at hospital, late of Rockdale, NSW, aged 67 years. He was buried in the Church of England Section of Botany Cemetery. He lived at 28 Walker Street, Waterloo (1943).

Occupation & interests

A Labor alderman, Morris worked as a carter and had strong links with the union movement. Official Labor, of which he was a member, was socially conservative and anti-communist.

Local government service

William Thomas Alfred Morris was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1945-48.


‘Local Government Election Results’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17930168


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