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Sir Alexander Stuart (1824 - 1886)


Biographical Note

Sir Alexander Stuart (1824-1866), merchant and parliamentarian, was born at Edinburgh, Scotland, and having worked for a merchant in Scotland arrived in Sydney in 1851. In 1852 Stuart joined the Bank of New South Wales. By 1855 he joined R. Towns & Co. and became prominent in commercial circles.

Stuart was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seats of East Sydney (1874-1879) and Illawarra (1880-1885). He was a member of the NSW Legislative Council (1885-1886). Stuart was appointed Colonial Treasurer (1876-1877) and Premier and Colonial Secretary (1883-1885).




 Robert Towns & Co. - records, 1829-1940, with papers of Sir Alexander Stuart, 1845-1888, and William Edward Wilson, 18--1940


Stuart, Alexander, 1824 - 1886

Call No.

MLMSS 1279

Political Service


Member of Legislative Assembly


East Sydney 1874-1879


Member of Legislative Assembly


Illawarra 1880-1885


Member of Legislative Council 1885-1886
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