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Sir Matthew Harris (1841 - 1917)


Biographical Note

Sir Matthew Harris (1841-1917), mayor and parliamentarian, was born at Londonderry, Ireland, third son of John (d.1846) and Nancy Harris. On inheriting part of his great-uncle Dr. John Harris's estate John and Nancy Harris migrated to NSW with their family, including Matthew. The family arrived at Sydney around 1844 and Matthew Harris was educated at Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1863).

Matthew Harris was an alderman for Denison Ward on Sydney City Council (1883-1900) and was Mayor of the City of Sydney from 1898 to 1900. He was elected member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seat of Sydney-Denison (1894-1901).




 Sir Matthew Harris - papers, 1896-1923


Harris, Matthew, 1841 - 1917

Call No.

MLMSS 1237

Political Service


Member of Legislative Assembly


West Sydney 1877-1880


Member of Legislative Assembly


South Sydney 1882-1885
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